AXED AGENT TES­TI­FIES

NT News - - WORLD -

AN em­bat­tled FBI agent, whose anti-Trump text mes­sages ex­posed the Jus­tice De­part­ment to claims of in­sti­tu­tional bias, de­fended him­self at a chaotic con­gres­sional hear­ing.

Peter Str­zok spoke pub­licly for the first time since be­ing re­moved last year from spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s team be­cause of texts he traded with an FBI lawyer in the run-up to the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

“At no time, in any of those texts, did those per­sonal be­liefs ever en­ter into the realm of any ac­tion I took,” Mr Str­zok said dur­ing the 10-hour hear­ing.

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