My work has never been tainted by political bias — Federal Bureau of Investigation agent

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The hearing got heated when chairman Bob Goodlatte ordered Strzok to answer a question asked by congressman Trey Gowdy as Democrat committee members complained Goodlatte did not have the authority to do so.

Strzok whose extramarital affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page has led Trump to dub the pair the "FBI lovers" said there is "no evidence of bias" in his work on the Russian meddling and other politically charged investigations.

One of those agents was Peter Strzok, the man who "oversaw the opening of the Russian Federation investigation". Bannon had testified to the House Intelligence Committee a year ago, but did not answer any question not approved by the White House counsel.

In Thursday's hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Republicans hope to further undermine the credibility of the investigation and head off any potential effort to impeach Trump.

Peter Strzok is about to testify.

He will say that he has never allowed personal opinions to infect his work and that he knew information during the campaign that could have damaged Trump but never contemplated leaking it. He and an FBI lawyer he sent the messages to briefly worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation, but were dismissed from the team a year ago even though FBI agents are not prohibited from privately expressing political views.

"You have not stated a valid, legal basis for not responding to a question directed to you by a member of the United States House of Representatives", the chairman said, threatening to hold Strzok in contempt. After Page asked Strzok whether Trump would win the election, Strzok replied that he would not, adding that "we'll stop it".

At one point, Strzok said he didn't appreciate an assertion from Gowdy, who retorted, "I don't give a damn what you appreciate".

During the course of their affair, they texted about their disdain of Trump and, at times, his supporters on their FBI-issued phones.

What did the Inspector General report say about Strzok?

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Strzok again stated he could not answer and Goodlatte said the Committee would consider a contempt citation. Bernie Sanders. He said there was "simply no evidence of bias in my professional actions".

The response was met with some applause in the committee room. He described the texts as "hate filled and biased".

Strzok claimed that those messages should be taken in the proper context.

"I don't recall and I have to check the case file", he said. "But the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind", he said.

Strzok testified before the House in a closed-door hearing in June, where Republicans railed against his credibility in claiming that his texts with Page were not evidence that he meant to block Trump from the presidency, as his critics have said an August 2016 message suggests.

Strzok said he doesn't remember writing the text.

The contentious hearing follows hours of private questioning last week.

"The point of order is not taken", Goodlatte said.

FBI Director Chris Wray says the FBI has referred to internal disciplinary officials employees who were singled out for criticism in the inspector general's report. Strzok's lawyer has said he was escorted from the Federal Bureau of Investigation building as the disciplinary process winds its way through the system.

Page was subpoenaed to appear for a closed-door interview on Wednesday but defied the subpoena, saying she had not been given sufficient time to review the materials related to her testimony.

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