FBI officials and paramours Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who are under fire for exchanging text messages exhibiting bias against Donald Trump, are having a rough week.
First, Page through her lawyer said she would ignore her subpoena from Congress to testify on Wednesday. Instead, she said she will testify on Friday. What right does she have to decide that?
If any average citizen ignores a subpoena, whether it be from a court or from Congress, they would immediately be held in contempt. There should not even be a consideration of whether to hold her in contempt of Congress.
The idea was floated around by Congress, but ultimately brushed under the table. Congress will abide by Page’s schedule, not their own. That’s absolutely ludicrous.
Meanwhile, while this fiasco takes place, Page’s lover Strzok has agreed to testify before Congress, and his testimony, particularly his opening statement is rather alarming.
As part of Strzok opening statement — before any questions were asked of him — he said the following:
“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. This is true for the Clinton email investigation, for the investigation into Russian interference, and for every other investigation I’ve worked on. It is not who I am, and it is not something I would ever do. Period.”
Up until here, he sounds okay… but then he lost his credibility:
“I understand that my sworn testimony will not be enough for some people. After all, Americans are skeptical of anything they hear out of Washington. But the fact is, after months of investigations, there is simply no evidence of bias in my professional actions.”
No evidence of bias? What about the text message everyone has been talking about, in which Strzok tells Page “We’ll stop” Trump from ever becoming president?
The more this FBI mess continues, the less the public trusts them.