Peter Strzok was already having a combative day during his House Judicial Committee hearing, but when Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) took his turn, things went from 0 to 200 in just 5 seconds.
Jordan began by asking the embattled FBI official if he ever spoke to or leaked anything to the media over the last three years pertaining to the investigations into President Trump and Russia. Eventually, Jordan brought up the infamous Trump dossier Buzzfeed released in 2016 and he also noted an email Strzok wrote where he compared it with two other versions of the same document: one from Senator John McCain, and another from Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson and Mother Jones‘ David Corn.
From there, Jordan peppered Strzok with questions to clarify the nature of his relationship with Corn and Simpson. The two ended up cutting each other off multiple times, which prompted an exasperated Strzok to ask “may I answer your question?”
Strzok insisted that he wanted to talk about the email, but Jordan accused him of dodging his questions.
“You can say that all you want, but you’re not talking about it, and you’re not answering my questions,” Jordan said.
The combative questioning continued with probes of how the FBI could’ve gotten a copy of Simpson’s dossier if no one in the FBI every spoke to him. Strzok denied having any contact with Fusion GPS, and that soon led to another committee meltdown when Jordan’s colleagues debated whether he was out of line by steamrolling Strzok and not letting him get a full response in.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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