During Thursday's hearing, Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Peter Strzok defended himself against congressional Republicans who accused him of being too biased against the president when Strzok sent anti-Trump text messages in 2016.
During their extramarital affair, Strzok and Page exchanged thousands of text messages to one another on their Federal Bureau of Investigation phones - including numerous anti-Trump comments.
Thursday's marathon 10-hour hearing for Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok was so controversial it was labelled "a new low in the United States Congress". Democrats objected to Goodlatte's repeated attempts to get Strzok to answer.
This prompted Gohmert in turn to raise his voice, turn to Strzok and say, "No, the disgrace is what this man has done to our justice system". And my presumption, based on that frightful, disgusting behavior, that the American population would not elect somebody demonstrating that behavior to be president of the United States.
"At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took", Strzok continued.More news: British divers not heroes, just relieved, after rescue
"I've talked to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents around the country".
"Well, hang on a second, Agent Strzok!"
Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) reacted to the outrage over his comments about FBI Agent Peter Strzok's infidelity and also claimed that a non-Russian entity breached Hillary Clinton's email server.
Strzok and Page had worked on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation and on the early days of Mueller's special counsel team.
"It wasn't the discovery of your texts, Mr. Strzok". "But", he said, "the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind".More news: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joins The Queen for second balcony appearance
Just hours after Strzok's outrageous hearing, Lisa Page was questioned behind closed doors.
The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety.
Strzok sought to clear the air over his messages and volunteered to testify after the Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, released a report in June revealing how senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials repeatedly expressed support for Clinton and disdain for Trump during the election. Both Strzok and Page were booted from Mueller's investigation a year ago after he discovered their texts.
"It felt like a public lynching", Dana Perino, a Fox News Host and a former White House press secretary under President George W Bush, said of the Republicans' interrogation of Strzok.More news: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation conditionally invites Macedonia to start membership talks
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