Goodlatte: Strzok's Anti-Trump Texts 'Terribly Tarnished' Reputation of the FBI
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said that FBI official Peter Strzok's text messages with Lisa Page saying that they will "stop" President Trump from being elected "terribly tarnished" the FBI's reputation.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz stated in his long-awaited report on the handling of the Clinton investigation that Strzok's texts to Page implied a "willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects."
Strzok was romantically involved with Page and was ultimately removed from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Goodlatte said that the Committee will hear from Strzok "very soon."
Horowitz will testify before the Committee on Tuesday.
In his report, Horowitz also said he found no evidence that the Clinton email probe was affected by bias.
Goodlatte said that one of the major questions he'll have for Strzok is why he allowed himself to become involved in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton probe.
"It terribly tarnished the reputation of America's leading law enforcement organization where tens of the thousands of people every day keep us safe," Goodlatte added.
Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working on the totally discredited Mueller team of 13 Angry & Conflicted Democrats, when Strzok was giving Crooked Hillary a free pass yet telling his lover, lawyer Lisa Page, that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President? Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
Goodlatte said that Strzok was "working overtime with extreme bias."
"That is intolerable. It can't happen again," he said.
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