Tuesday during a joint hearing before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowit testified after his release of the IG Report.
This was the second day of the hearing. (Video Below)
During the hearing, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Tuesday that he is investigating whether FBI official Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe.
Horowitz testified that his office was reviewing Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages as part of a separate probe related to the Russia investigation.
Referring to the anti-Trump text messages, Horowtiz said, “It clearly shows a biased state of mind.”
The most damning text showed Strzok saying, “We’ll stop it” when Lisa Page asked about Trump being President.(Video Below)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), grilled Horowitz on whether Strzok’s blatant bias influenced the kickoff of the Russia probe.
“That’s a matter we’ve got under review and are looking at right now,” Horowitz declared.
The exchange came minutes after House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., also outlined the curious timing of a string of texts between Strzok and Page, just as the Russia probe, which Strzok was involved in, was beginning.
Gowdy laid out a timeline during the hearing beginning July 5, 2016 when Comey recommended no criminal charges against Clinton, to July 28, 2016, when the FBI initiated a counterintelligence investigation into Mueller’s witch hunt.
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