Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is glad the American people “got to see” disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s “bias” against President Donald Trump firsthand during his raucous public hearing Thursday.
“[Strzok] was not a credible witness, and I think his explanations didn’t hold water,” DeSantis, a member of both the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” “I think the public got to see the bias.”
Strzok (pictured above) received intense backlash after his anti-Trump text messages with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to light. He served as a top FBI counterintelligence official and participated in both special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into allegations of collusion between Trump’s campaign officials and Russia and the probe into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business as secretary of state.
But Mueller removed Strzok from his team after the anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages with Page came to his attention. Strzok testified before congressional committees behind closed doors in late June before testifying Thursday in a public hearing. Page agreed Thursday to comply with her subpoena to testify Friday after defying the subpoena Wednesday.
Strzok insisted during the explosive hearing that the biases within his text messages didn’t translate into biased actions, arguing that lawmakers and FBI agents alike harbor political biases that aren’t supposed to affect their official duties.
“Strzok was one of millions of people who probably had those views. He’s the only person in America who opened up a counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s campaign,” DeSantis noted.
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