Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with the leaders of the Baltic states

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with the leaders of the Baltic states

Strzok said he didn't have to answer the question because, despite being subpoenaed by the committee, he had previously said he would speak voluntarily. I said I'm, I'm just troubled that this issue, meaning the, the NY agent issue and leaks, I am just troubled that this issue has put us where we are today with respect to this laptop.

"This information had the potential to derail, and quite possibly, defeat Mr. Trump", Strzok said.

"Lisa Page has finally agreed to appear before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees for a transcribed interview tomorrow", Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Oversight Committee chair, added, "Agent Strzok had Hillary Clinton winning the White House before he finished investigating her. Agent Strzok had Donald Trump impeached before he even started investigating him".

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in June he was unable to say Strzok's decisions were "free from bias in light of his text messages".

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The unsubstantiated accusations drew forceful objections from Democrats, including from Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline, who called Gohmert's comments a "disgrace".

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Peter Strzok says a text message saying "we'll stop" the election of Donald Trump was written in response to a series of events including Trump's "disgusting" insult of the family of a fallen American soldier.

"Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took", Strzok said.

Gowdy was repeatedly interrupted through the rest of his questions, while he and Strzok got into a heated exchange.

The hearing often descended into partisan bickering over points of parliamentary order and whether or not Strzok could be compelled to answer questions pertaining to ongoing FBI investigations.

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"I will not, based on direction of the FBI. answer that question, because it goes to matters which are related to the ongoing investigations being undertaken by the special counsel's office", Strzok replied, at a joint hearing of the Judiciary and Oversight committees. "You deserve one. This has been an attack on you in a way to attack Mr. Mueller".

Calling the hearing a "new low", he condemned the whole affair.

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok said Thursday that his text messages with another FBI official with whom he was having an affair did not factor into his work on the bureau's investigations into President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation or into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information. But Jeffress, her lawyer, pushed back, arguing in a statement that Page needed "clarification of the scope of the Committee's interest in interviewing her and access to relevant documents" before she sat for an interview with the panels. This is nothing but a ruse to try to get to the Mueller investigation and make people think it's baseless, that it's biased. "But the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind". "And it won't be recaptured any time soon because of the damage you've done to the justice system". Strzok said the messages were in response to Trump's attacks on the family of a fallen Muslim war hero. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton.

Democrats have said the investigation is an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. He told lawmakers the texts in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election reflected personal views that he had never acted on, angrily rejecting Republican allegations that he had set out to stop Donald Trump from becoming president.

That's according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press.

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The tariffs will make trade more expensive and complicated, and consumers will end up paying a price, Wilson said. These initial tariffs are unlikely to inflict serious harm to the world's two biggest economies.

Strzok worked on FBI investigations into both Clinton's use of an email server and potential co-ordination between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign. He is testifying publicly Thursday for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team following the discovery of the text messages.

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