Gowdy And Strzok Yell Over Each Other About ‘Impeachment’ Texts As Hearing Rages On: ‘Are You Kidding?!’
Of all the Republicans grilling FBI Agent Peter Strzok in Congress Thursday, Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has been one of the most aggressive.
Gowdy asked Strzok to answer a series of questions about interviews he conducted during a period of time in which he discussed “impeachment” with FBI colleague Lisa Page, and Strzok replied that he did not recall the number.
“You don’t recall in the first week of the investigation that you originated, approved, were the contact person on. You don’t recall how many witness interviews you did in the first week?” Gowdy asked incredulously.
When Strzok confirmed that, Gowdy persisted, explaining that he was asking about a specific window of time in which Strzok had used the word “impeachment” in his text messages.
“When you are prejudging not just a result but a punishment, which is what impeachment is, the conviction and the sentencing when you have not conducted a single solitary interview, I’m sorry, Agent Strzok, but that is letting your bias impact your judgment,” Gowdy said.
“I never prejudged anything,” Strzok replied. “Not in this case and not in any other.”
“It would be rare if never that I would typically get out there and conduct interviews,” he continued. “You mentioned the use of the word impeachment, that was used in the context of my not knowing what this would lead to. I was not prejudging impeachment.”
“Oh, Agent Strzok, please,” Gowdy interrupted.
“When I used that term, it was saying it might lead to nothing, it might lead to something all the way on the other end.”
“Agent Strzok, are you KIDDING?!” Gowdy cried.
Watch above, via CNN.
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