Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took.
In the summer of 2016, I was one of a handful of people who knew the details of Russian election interference and its possible connections with members of the Trump campaign. This information had the potential to derail, and quite possibly, defeat Mr. Trump. But the thought of exposing that information never crossed my mind.
But the honest truth is that Russian interference in our elections constitutes a grave attack on our democracy. Most disturbingly, it has been wildly successful — sowing discord in our nation and shaking faith in our institutions.No, Asshole. In the last few of his 26 years in service his personal opinion did in fact deeply affect all of his official actions he took all of his activities, including protecting Hillary Clinton through distortion of justice and by attacking candidate Trump through distortion of FBI activity. All of us are aware of Russian interference in U.S. elections, they do it all year long, we read them everyday. Their trolling is obvious and so are their activities through the Clinton Foundation. And the honest truth is Russian interference doesn't harm our democracy so much as Strzok has himself, nothing comes close to sowing discord and shaking faith in our institutions as Strzok has himself. One man, Strzok, has done more damage than all Russian interference put together. There he is testifying. Like a snake.
And his pals are still doing it.
This reporting is by the Washington Examiner.
At Hot Air there is more about Gowdy asking Strzok why he would text "F Trump" before interviewing a single witness.
Fox News GOP representatives fume at Strzok and threaten contempt.
Townhall, Goodlatte says that Strzok will be be recalled later today and voted in contempt for refusing to answer Gowdy's question.
New York Post, Strzok said the committee in which he is testifying is another notch in Putin's belt.
Gateway Pundit, Strzok rolls his eyes and smirks as Trey Gowdy tears apart his opening statement.
This is another show. It's not a real thing, it does not affect the real world, and nothing can come of it. It gives Republicans a chance to say how angry this perversion makes them and it gives Democrats a chance to spit and fume and flounce and splash and interrupt and disrupt, and it gives Strzok a chance to convey his hatred for Trump is actually, honestly, truthfully, concern about Russian interference that only he at the top knows the full extent of, so at least half of the audience watching this shit-show are satisfied their deeply held biases are confirmed while real justice, that would have this man and the woman he was protecting both sitting in federal prison at this very moment, is hung a coat hook.