House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte informed anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok that he will be recalled to testify later and may be “voted in contempt” after refusing to answer key questions about his anti-Trump text messages.
According to Fox News, Goodlatte announced his decision after Strzok’s refusal to answer questions regarding his political bias during the 2016 race for the White House.
“Your testimony is essential to this hearing and to our oversight and information gathering functions with regard to the actions taken and decisions made by the Department of Justice and the FBI in 2016 and 2017. I am specifically directing you to answer the question in response to our subpoena,” said Goodlatte. “In a moment we will continue with the hearing but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day, we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the Committee to consider a contempt citation.”
“Mr. Strzok, you are under subpoena and required to answer the question,” added Goodlatte.
Goodlatte then challenged Democrats to replace Trump’s name in the texts with their own.
“To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, please replace President Trump’s name with your own name in a small sample of things Mr. Strzok has said,” Goodlatte said.
“Envision how you would feel if you found out that the chief agent investigating you as a Member of Congress was making these comments: ‘F Trump,’ ‘Trump is a disaster,’ ‘Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support’ – or, perhaps most alarmingly and revealingly, ‘We’ll stop it’ – referring directly to Mr. Trump’s candidacy for President.”
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