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 CollinsLawmakers from both sides of the aisle mourn Cummings Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets Graham huddles with House Republicans on impeachment strategy 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 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.