When the FBI agent at the center of investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Trump campaign’s Russia connections testified before Congress on Thursday, it was no surprise that things got testy right from the start.
Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Russia investigation over his text messages to a fellow agent with whom he was having an extramarital affair, drew repeated attacks from House Republicans charging that Strzok’s texts proved that he was biased against Donald Trump.
When it came his turn to question the agent, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, took that line of questioning to another level and flat-out accused Strzok of lying.
“I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eye and lie to her?” Gohmert said to Strzok as the committee’s Democrats shouted their disapproval.
Watch how it played out:
“Mr. Chairman, this is outrageous,” said one Democrat. “What is wrong with that? Do you need your medication?” asked another.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., eventually put an end to the dustup, saying, “The gentleman from Texas will suspend.”
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