Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe Obliterates Strozk Claim that His Personal Opinions Were Kept Separate

July 15, 2018 6:38 pm  

(Canada Free Press) – If you’ve been on any of the various social media platforms, you’ve seen Dems jumping through hoops to defend disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok. It’s completely ridiculous, but there’s simply no avoiding it. Whether they’re trying to portray their new favorite liar as some sort of war hero, or simply arguing that he did his job to the best of his ability, they’re extending him a benefit of doubt that they would NEVER offer an FBI agent who had similarly attacked a Democrat candidate.

The crux of their defense usually relies on the idea that his blatant, extreme, and overwhelming animosity toward President Trump never infected any of the high-level investigations of which he took part. Anyone with an I.Q. above that of the average fruit fly can see it’s complete B.S., but that’s the claim they’re making.

Texas Republican John Ratcliffe went a long way toward piercing that narrative with the following, excellent, moment…

“You did say that. And I heard you say similar things last week. I heard you say similar things today. You said it very clearly. You said it very unequivocally in your opening remarks that you never crossed that inviolable line in 26 years,” Ratcliffe addressed Strzok, whose infamous anti-Trump texts with former colleague and lover Lisa Page were under the microscope Thursday.

“Earlier today, in response to a question, you said, ‘I took my personal belief out of every official action.’ So, you’re asking us to believe that when you say things like ‘F’ Trump and stop Trump and impeach Trump, that those are just personal beliefs, and that when you say those things you never crossed that line, that bright inviolable line and allow it to impact your official conduct?” Ratcliffe continued. “That’s really what this comes down to that you’re asking us to believe, isn’t it?”

“Sir, I’m asking you to believe and I’m offering you evidence,” Strzok responded.

“You made it crystal clear,” the GOP lawmaker shot back.

“And it’s been found that there’s been no act of bias found anywhere,” Strzok continued.

“You have, under oath, been as clear as a bell on that. You’ve said it over and over again, and because of that I’m almost embarrassed to ask you this question,” a clearly angry Ratcliffe said. “Of the approximately 50,000 text messages that I’ve seen with your personal beliefs like ‘F’ Trump, stop Trump, impeach Trump, go ahead and confirm on the record that none of that occurred on an official FBI device or on official FBI time. Go ahead and do that.”

“Sir, no, they did. Many of them did,” Strzok admitted.

“Oh, they did?” Ratcliffe asked sarcastically.

“So what you really meant to say was that when you said you never crossed that bright inviolable line, what you meant to say was, ‘Except for 50,000 times, except for hundreds of times of day where I went back and forth expressing my personal opinions about F’ing Trump and stopping Trump and impeaching Trump on official FBI phones on official FBI. time.’ Other than that, you never crossed that line,” Ratcliffe ripped the former FBI counterintelligence agent who at times appeared to be smirking at the comments.

“I’m sure there are 13,000 FBI agents out there that are beaming with pride at how clearly you’ve drawn that line,” he continued.

“Agent Strzok, are you starting to understand why some folks out there don’t believe a word you say,” Ratcliffe asked, “and why it’s especially troubling that you of all people are at the center of the three highest profile investigations in recent time that involve President Trump and that you were in charge of an investigation investigating, gathering evidence against Donald Trump, a subject that you hated, that you wanted to ‘F’ him, to stop him, to impeach him? And do you see why that might call into question everything you’ve touched on all of those investigations?”

The congressman could take no more and told Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte he was “done with this witness.”

I literally have nothing I can add to that. It’s simply the most succinct, honest, and unarguable summation of the Strzok situation we’ve seen.

Bravo, Representative Ratcliffe.

Watch the full clip below:

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