FBI agent Peter Strzok is being grilled by Republicans and it’s going off the rails. At the focus of the hearing are the texts that he exchanged with a former FBI agent with whom he was having an affair. The texts were critical of Donald Trump and Republicans have targeted Strzok as a means to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller promptly removed Strzok from the probe when he learned of the texts.
Just before Rep. Elijah Cummings delivered his opening remarks, aides in the back of the room held up ‘guilty’ posters in order to show the progress of Mueller’s investigation. Displayed on the posters were photos of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan, and Richard Pinedo, according to The Hill. It was a troll move of epic proportions and it proves that the investigation is not a ‘witch hunt.’
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Republicans objected to the posters being displayed but Democrats weren’t having any of it. “Cite the rule,” Democrats at the hearing said. Cummings was allowed to proceed.
“There has been one obvious development,” Cummings said. “The special counsel has now obtained five guilty pleas and indicted 18 others including some of President Trump’s closest advisers.”
Trump has repeatedly claimed that Mueller’s investigation is a “witch hunt”even though 20 indictments have been handed down, with 5 individuals pleading guilty. Three companies have been charged as well, and, by the way, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is currently in prison waiting for trial.
Republicans claim that the texts Strzok and Lisa Page exchanged prove that there’s an anti-Trump bias at the FBI. Conservatives are all Blue Lives Matter except with our country’s top law enforcement agency.
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