After grilling him for 11 hours privately last month, House lawmakers have the opportunity to grill Peter Strzok — a top FBI official under fire for sending anti-Donald Trump texts during the 2016 election — publicly Thursday in an open hearing in front of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.
The hearing is expected to include heated remarks from the Republican lawmakers, who have sought to use text exchanges between Strzok and an FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair to smear the ongoing Russia investigation.
The Republicans on the committee have been aggressive in their questioning of other top Justice Department and FBI officials they’ve brought in for testimony.
Strzok sat in private testimony for House lawmakers last month. According to Democrats, the Republicans peppered him with questions about the FBI’s sources in the probe, about how Strzok voted in the past and even about his affair with the FBI attorney, Lisa Page.
Watch the public hearing live below, via Fox News: