Trump Criticizes ‘Lover’ Peter Strzok’s Testimony Despite Not Being There

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After FBI agent Peter Strzok’s 11-hour closed-door congressional testimony Wednesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to malign “lover” Strzok’s performance based on “most reports” from unnamed people actually privy to the hearing.

The marathon interview concerned anti-Trump text messages exchanged between Strzok and former FBI agent Lisa Page during the 2016 election when the two were involved in an extramarital affair.

Lawmakers’ reactions to the testimony seem to break predictably along party lines.

Per CNN, Democrats generally said that the conversations were intimate and personal, having no effect on the FBI’s investigation into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. Republicans disagreed, saying that the pair’s personal politics undoubtedly tainted the operation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his team as soon as the text messages came to light; Page had already left.

Per CNN, Strzok wants to testify publicly, to set the record straight on his side of the story.

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