House Judiciary Republican releases transcript of ex-FBI agent Strzok's testimony

House Judiciary Republican releases transcript of ex-FBI agent Strzok's testimony
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The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday released a transcript of former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok’s closed-door testimony from last year.

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsConservative filmmakers organizing stage play based on Strzok-Page texts: report The Go-Go's rock the stage at annual 'We Write the Songs' DC concert The Hill's 12:30 Report: McGahn inflames Dem divisions on impeachment MORE (R-Ga.) said he released the transcript so the American people could read through his testimony themselves, with minimal redactions.

The interview focuses largely on Strzok’s decisionmaking during the 2016 election while he served at the FBI.

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He became a flashpoint among Republicans after text messages surfaced in which he made derogatory comments about President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE and other political figures. GOP lawmakers said it calls into question his role on the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE email investigation, as well as his short-lived time working with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerGraham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam' House progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE. He was removed from Mueller’s team shortly after news of the text messages surfaced.

He had sent the text messages to then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was having an extramarital affair at the time. Collins released Page’s testimony before the committee earlier this week.