FoxNews.com reports that
FBI official Peter Strzok’s first public hearing tumbled into a rancorous and heated political fracas on Thursday, as Republicans clashed with Democrats as well as the former investigator over his anti-Trump texts — and even threatened contempt for initially refusing to answer questions on the Russia probe.
Strzok, throughout it all, remained defiant and maintained that he did not show bias in those infamous messages with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Republicans sharply disputed that assessment, with Rep. Darrell Issa later making Strzok read examples of those texts aloud. Among them, Strzok read one message where he called Trump a “disaster,” and another calling him an “idiot.”
The initial contempt threat surfaced after House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questioned “how many witnesses” Strzok interviewed before an August 2016 text from Strzok to Page stating “we’ll stop” then-candidate Trump from becoming president.
Strzok said he was not able to answer the question based on instructions from FBI counsel. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., rejected Strzok’s claim.
“Mr. Strzok, you are under subpoena and required to answer the question,” Goodlatte said.
This touched off a heated dispute. Judiciary Ranking Member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., blasted Goodlatte for putting Strzok in an “impossible position,” while Strzok claimed he was there voluntarily. Goodlatte said Strzok could only consult with his own attorney, not the FBI’s. Several other committee members chimed in, blasting top Republicans on the committee, with Nadler even motioning to adjourn the hearing all together.
Goodlatte, instead, said that at the conclusion of the hearing, Strzok would be subject to “recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”
However, hours later after a break in the hearing, Strzok returned to say that he was advised by FBI counsel that he could in fact answer Gowdy’s earlier question.
But after Gowdy asked it again, Strzok replied only: “I don’t recall. I’d have to check the case file.”
“That’s eerily similar to what you said a couple of hours ago. I’m looking for a number,” Gowdy said. “You don’t recall interviews conducted in the first week of an investigation you originated?”
Strzok maintained that he did not remember, which touched off another heated exchange with Gowdy.
It was one of many throughout the hours-long hearing, which began with Strzok asserting that his political opinions were rooted in “deep patriotism.”
All fascists believe that their actions are “rooted in ‘deep patriotism'”.
When our Founding Fathers sat down to provide form and substance to the laws and procedures for governing this new country, which they had fought and won a bloody war over, by pledging their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor, they were very aware of the price of tyranny.
They determined that this new nation would be a Constitutional Republic, having had their fill of monarchies.
In order to ensure that no leader of this new nation would go mad with power, and become a tyrannical despot, our Founders set up a System of Checks and Balances, overseen by Three Branches of Government: the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial, with each branch having a distinct and LIMITED role.
The situation, which we as a nation, find ourselves in today, is one which our Founding Fathers sought valiantly to avoid.
Thanks to the Imperious Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, which empowered the Far Left, even after 18 months of the advances made by President Donald J. Trump, America is still suffering under a “Tyranny of the Minority”.
This minority is not based on color, rather, it is one based on political ideology and self-interest.
If you try to talk to a Liberal about this New Fascism, they will deny that there is any fascism going on at all. In fact, they will tell you that this is “the will of the people” and they will site Democratically stacked push polls in order to back their opinion up.
What began under the Administration of Former President Barack Hussein Obama is still covertly operating in the Beltway today.
I was watching the proceedings for about an hour or so before I had to go to work yesterday.
I literally had to restrain myself from throwing something at my television whenever Strzok was testifying.
His arrogant smarmy smugness made me want to punch him right in his pie hole.
I have written several posts in the past about the arrogance of those who work up in the Beltway. However, I have never witnessed it so clearly demonstrated “in public if you will” as Dusty Rhodes used to say.
Strzok and the rest of his Deep State Cabal never expected to get caught. They truly believed that Hillary Clinton was going to win in a landslide and their crimes would never see the light of day.
And, the astonishing thing is, they never viewed themselves as treasonous or as being criminals.
In their egotistical minds they did indeed view themselves as “patriots”. They were saving us “smelly Walmart Shoppers” from the catastrophe (in their minds) of Trump being elected President.
However, as was plainly revealed for all of America to see during yesterday’s hearing, Strzok, representing the Deep State, was not the only arrogantly oblivious person in the room.
All the Democratic members of the Committee were pulling out every distraction and silly Parliamentarian Trick that they could think of in order to disrupt and derail the questioning of Strzok by the Republicans because they knew that Lisa Page’s lover had no legitimate defense for his actions except for the feeble lies which he was delivering so smugly in response.
I don’t know where this ongoing investigation will end up but I do know one thing:
Strok, Page, and all of those Democratic Representatives who were acting like clowns in a circus yesterday need to be held in contempt…not just of Congress, but of us average “smelly Walmart shopping” Americans as well.
Oh, and to Representative Steve Cohen, who said that Strzok deserved the Medal of Honor for yesterday’s performance…
Man, you’ve got to give up the weed. That stuff has got you seriously trippin’.
Until He Comes,