Strzok says he can't recall if he interviewed any witnesses before his text on impeachment of the President

Washington Times:
Mr. Strzok sent two texts on May 17, 2017 and May 22, 2017, to his mistress, former FBI agent Lisa Page calling for Mr. Trump’s impeachment. The texts were sent shortly after Mr. Strzok joined the Mueller team as a lead investigator.

But he said that he couldn’t recall if he had interviewed any witnesses before texting Ms. Page that the president should be impeached.

“I don’t recall and I have to check the case file,” he said.

“We waited all that time for that answer,” Mr. Gowdy shot back.

Mr. Gowdy said that he reviewed the case file on Wednesday and noted that the first witness interview occurred on August 11.

“You used the word impeachment on May 17 and May 22 and your testimony can’t recall a single interview that would have done that would have lead to impeachment,” Mr. Gowdy said. “You are prejudging, not just a result, but a punishment, which is what impeachment is, when you have conducted a single, solitary interview. I’m sorry agent Strzok, but this is letting your bias impact your professional responsibility.”

Mr. Strzok again said his use of the word “impeachment” does not mean he had already decided the outcome of the Russia investigation.

“That was being used in the context of me not knowing what it would lead to,” Mr. Strzok said.

“Are you kidding me?!” an incredulous Mr. Gowdy fired back.
Gowdy also hit Strzok on another message:
Gowdy To Strzok: Please Explain Why You Texted “F Trump” Before Interviewing A Single Witness
While the Democrats tried mightily to disrupt the questioning with extraneous objections and points of order, If you focus on what Gowdy said, it was a bad day for the witness and the Democrats.  Gowdy was able to clearly establish prejudice on the part of the investigator before any investigation.

Strozok also made the claim without evidence that the Republicans questioning him were pawns of Russian President Putin.   It seemed to be more evidence of his partisan animus.


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