Strzok Escorted out of the FBI as Questions Rise about Mueller Russia Probe

Democrats Play the Deflection Game

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz fielded questions for the second consecutive day on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. During a joint session of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Horowitz was grilled on whether or not the disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok allowed his own political biases to affect the Clinton email and Mueller Russia interference probes.

It was also reported by several news outlets on Tuesday that Strzok was escorted out of FBI headquarters.

#Strzok was escorted from the FBI building but he's still employed. What does it take to get fired from the FBI? How corrupt do you have to be? This is why Americans don't trust their government.
— Senator Dick Black (@SenRichardBlack) June 19, 2018 

Strzok’s lawyer Aitan Goelman of the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder L.L.P. released the following statement in regards to his abrupt departure from the FBI premises.

“Despite being put through a highly questionable process, Pete has complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings,”, Goelman said in a statement Tuesday.

As of this time, Strzok is still employed by the FBI. This action was based on several explosive text messages which were revealed by Horowitz in the I.G. report.

The text exchanges between Strzok and his lover and colleague Lisa Page expressed outright disdain toward then-candidate President Donald Trump. One exchange, in particular, has raised alarms on whether or not Strzok allowed his own political biases to affect ongoing and future investigations.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) questioned Horowitz Tuesday on the circumstances surrounding the infamous “We’ll Stop him” text.

Questioned DOJ IG Horowitz @HouseJudiciary @GOPOversight. IG acknowledged that FBI employee Peter Strzok’s bias against Trump influenced actions surrounding discovery of Clinton e-mails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Questions remain about why the “We’ll stop him” text was deleted.
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) June 19, 2018 

Strzok held prominent roles in both the Clinton email and Mueller Russia probes.

As GOP lawmakers grilled Horowitz on Strzok and other matters related to the IG report, several Democrats used their speaking time during the Tuesday committee meeting to speak out against illegal alien detention practices at the southern border.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) took his speaking time to change the topic away from Strzok and the biases exposed in the I.G. report.

Rep. Elijah Cummings makes emotional plea to stop policy "which is now resulting in child internment camps."
"I'm talking directly to my Republican colleagues—we need you to stand up to President Trump." http://abcn.ws/2t99luX
— ABC News (@ABC) June 19, 2018 

Jake Highwell / Writer

I am a political pundit and equal justice advocate with two decades of journalistic experience. Currently residing in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago and a recovering Obama voter, I strive to bring insight and commentary to the MAGA Nation.
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