Strzok was so biased “you can’t remove the taint.” Watchdog hearings start Tuesday when IG Horowitz takes the stand.
So far, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has carefully managed to cover up exactly how bad the prejudicial “bias and animus” was that heavily influenced the Justice Department’s decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook. Since Inspector General Michael Horowitz is afraid to recommend criminal charges, Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) have “a better idea.”
They are stunning the left, and are going to haul Peter Strzok in front of Congress. He must “come before the American public and prove to us that [his] manifest animus toward Donald Trump did not affect [his] decisions.”
The Judiciary Committee is teaming up with the House Oversight Committee, run by Chairman Gowdy, to launch a joint follow-up investigation.
“This is what’s so pervasive about bias,” Gowdy explains, “it doesn’t matter what Mueller comes up with. Some people are going to believe that Strzok’s level of animus was so high that you can’t remove the taint.”
If the Department of Justice doesn’t promptly send him over for interrogation, Strzok will be dragged to the hearing room in chains.
On Tuesday, Inspector General Horowitz will be the first to take the stand. Goodlatte “also requested that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray testify the following week.”
Goodlatte’s House Judiciary Committee already typed up Strzok’s subpoena and gave the committee’s ranking Democrat, Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) the required “48 hours notice.” Goodlatte made sure to mention that they have been “requesting that he be produced as a witness for quite some time now.”
Horowitz not only needs to clarify his report findings, he needs to explain to Goodlatte and Gowdy why they have to do his job. “Why is it our job to prove that Strzok’s bias impacted his decision making?” Gowdy asked. “This was a bitterly disappointing report.”
Horowitz found “no documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting” Strzok’s “anti-Trump political” views to “specific investigative decisions.”
“Peter Strzok said that the vote should be 100 million to zero. He can’t think of a single solitary American that should vote for Donald Trump to be president. He said he’ll stop it as a candidate. He talked about impeachment once he won.”
How can that not influence his decisions?
Gowdy called it a “dark day” for the DOJ. “Strzok wanted to get in on the Mueller probe because he wanted to impeach President Trump.”
“The loser is every one of my fellow citizens who wants an FBI and a Department of Justice that they can believe in. All of us have all lost when we have a department and a bureau that we cannot have confidence in.”
Gowdy has a message for our newest FBI Director, Christopher Wray, who made dismissive comments during the report release press conference, “I’m sorry, you’re wrong. Chris, there are consequences.”
“The consequences are that your fellow citizens question whether or not they can have confidence in the world’s premier law enforcement agency.”
Director Comey accidentally proved the point himself. When asked, “would you have kept him on the investigation had you known what you know now,” Comey replied that he would not.
“OK, why not? Because bias that is that insidious, that is that pervasive, colors your ability to do what we need the FBI to do, which is to be fair and fact-centric. So, of course, you’re going to fire him the day you learn.”
Strzok should have been fired before he ever started the Clinton investigation. He was fired from the Mueller investigation, but not until they had to.
“Whatever he did on either of these investigations has to be viewed through the prism that he can’t think of a single solitary person that should vote for this man to be president.”
Strzok’s attorney claims the thousands of biased emails were “taken out of context.” He claims that it didn’t affect his decisions. Liberals try to wish it away by claiming Strzok was privy to some kind of secret information which would justify his texts.
Trey Gowdy slaps that theory down hard. “His lawyer is just wrong.”
Bias did impact something. “He was so hyper-focused on Trump that he ignored all the Weiner-Abedin emails.”
Even if he really was “hyper-focused” instead of intentionally ignoring evidence, the delay still “caused Jim Comey to have to send a letter a month later than he should have sent it.”
One of “the most explosive findings in the report” was a text message Strzok exchanged with Lisa Page, “we’ll stop” Trump. Devin Nunes (R-Ca.) waited a year for that to come out. His version was redacted.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told Laura Ingraham he is livid. “There was information we got today at 11:00 that actually chairman Gowdy had to call and tell me what it was, text messages that we had been asking for since late last year.”
According to Nunes, that shows obstruction of justice all by itself. “These are emails or text messages that somebody held from us. So every day that goes by, there’s a new example of obstruction of the congressional investigation.”
Trey Gowdy summed up what is on everyone’s mind at this point. “God only knows what damage was done” before Mueller fired Strzok.