Formerly the FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok thought he was "untouchable" before being demoted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller Russia study In 2017, the Supreme Republican at the House's Rights Committee told Fox News on Thursday night.
Strzok testified to the committee behind closed doors in June 2018, but the transcription was not released until Thursday on the initiative of Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.
"The most alarming part of Peter Strzok's testimony is that he seemed to believe that he and he alone could do what he wanted to do and that his own pretense and his own indiscretions with Lisa Page and everything else – nothing but that he thought he was motionless, "said Collins to Ed Henry on "The Story." "… Here's someone at the Ministry of Justice, the FBI who says & # 39; I think I can solve the world's problems politically. & # 39;"
Strzok, a unique senior counterintelligence agent, was fired from the FBI during August after several months of investigation into anti-Trump text messages between himself and the FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he pursued an extramarital affair. In a now infamous text message sent in August 2016, Strzok Page told: "I would like to believe in the path you struck in [then-FBI Deputy Director] Andy's [McCabe’s] office – that there is no way [Trump] will be chosen – but I'm afraid we can't take the risk. It is like an insurance in the unlikely event that you die before you are 40. "
Collins told Fox News on Thursday that Strzok, Page and McCabe were part of a "corrupt triumvirate".
"They were the insurance policy," said Collins, referring to the now infamous text message from Strzok to Page. "They thought [in] even to protect the country from a president they did not like and from a man they did not like. "
Collins also discussed Strzok's statement that Hillary Clinton's attorneys agreed with the Justice Department, which denied investigators access to Clinton Foundation emails found on the former Prime Minister's private email server.
"When we understand that Hillary Clinton was treated differently, it honestly started with President Obama's Ministry of Justice," Collins said. "We are now seeing insights through Lisa's testimony through Peter Strzok's discussion of this, that it was the Ministry of Justice, basically saying," Hillary Clinton will not be charged here because we will not use that term. & # 39; Purpose is not part of gross negligence here … This only shows you that there is a two-tier system here. "
Fox News & # 39; Ed Henry contributed to this report.