FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok

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Texas Lawmaker Attacks FBI Agent Over Affair

July 12, 2018 - 4:26 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Texas congressman is using a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees to browbeat an FBI agent about an extramarital affair he had with another FBI employee.

Rep. Louie Gohmert says FBI special agent Peter Strzok is a "disgrace" and is speculating about whether he looked "so innocent" when he looked into his wife's eyes and lied about the affair.

Gohmert is also accusing Strzok of lying when he expressed his opinion of whether derogatory comments he made about President Donald Trump in text messages showed bias.

Strzok is responding by saying he had always told the truth. He also says Gohmert's comments about his personal life say a lot about the congressman's own character and "what is going on inside" Gohmert.