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gruffstuff:    FBI agent Peter Strzok has long been one of — if not the — central villain in the Republican Party’s (fictional) story of how “deep state” Democrats conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton for her criminal email activity — and then launch a “witch hunt” aimed at destroying an innocent Donald Trump.

 

 

Those "Deep State" folks must have potent crystal balls to have planned all that out ahead of time. I wonder if it ocurrs to anyone that the DOJ is headed by Trump's choices, so why would they be engaging in a witch hunt against Trump?

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Strzok did just what this headline says he did.  What he said appeared to be a prepared statement in response to expected abuse from members of the Committee.  The Republican contingent did not even make a pretense to garner truthful answers which would 'inform' in order to Reform.  That is their purpose.  It says so in the committee title.  The Chairman and the Republican contingent of this specific Committee have clearly decided to put partisan politics above the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States.  I consider this to be treasonous in the full sense of the meaning of the word, providing aid and comfort to a known enemy, just as the definition says.  Traitorous behavior.  I refer everyone to the internet site for legal dictionary of terms, specifically the Free Dictionary.

 

This response was totally justifiable. The Inspector General's report was specific as to his transgressions.  This particular 'theatre of the absurd' took demagoguery to another level and must be viewed in real time to be understood.  Try CSPAN or PBS, without commentary, IF you wish to reach anything like an 'objective and informed judgement' about what you actually saw.  Snippets of what this commentator or that pundit thinks they saw won't do any more than a 'dentist's' expertise in 'body language'.  The pundit's disgust will inevitably 'bleed through' to their analysis.  Even the best of them will virtually be forced by their humanity to lose objectivity.  The display of corruption is, after all, unconscionable.

 

The behavior of the House Committee On Oversight For Government Reform was about as bad as I've ever seen since the days of Joe Mcarthy. This was a 'scripted' attempt to destroy the FBI and turn it into a political arm of the Party. It is no longer the Republican Party, but a coordinated personality cult protecting the 'dear leader' from impeachment proceedings and, upon removal from office, prosecution for civil misdeeds committed prior to and during tenure in political office. Much the same is happening with the orchestrated destruction of any media other than a government approved propaganda arm in the Nation.  For example, today, Donald John Trump refused to allow CNN to participate in a Q&A press conference in the United Kingdom.

 

Pay attention, folks.  It's your country, you'd better nurture it or it will die, just like infants fed a 'formula' devoid of needed nutritional value.

 

 

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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/peter-strzok-transcript-hearing-watch-fbi-agents-searin...

 

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Scorches GOP in Testimony Fit for Aaron Sorkin Script

 

 

FBI agent Peter Strzok has long been one of — if not the — central villain in the Republican Party’s (fictional) story of how “deep state” Democrats conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton for her criminal email activity — and then launch a “witch hunt” aimed at destroying an innocent Donald Trump.

 

This is because Strzok had participated in both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the special counsel’s probe into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia — but was removed from the latter last summer, after an internal investigation discovered that he had expressed a low opinion of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race in text messages with his colleague Lisa Page. (Why this was supposed to be scandalous is unclear — a hefty chunk of congressional Republicans publicly expressed the same opinion at various points in 2016.)

 

Conservatives proceeded to cast one of those text messages as the smoking gun in its case against Strzok in particular, and the FBI investigation into Trump, in general: In response to a message from Page expressing horror at the thought of Trump’s election, Strzok replied, “We’ll stop it.”

 

On Thursday, House Republicans grilled Strzok for hours, making all manner of incendiary insinuations about what that text implied. Finally, after months of waiting, Strzok got his chance to address that matter — and delivered a scorching monologue fit for the climax of an Aaron Sorkin script.

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