Rep. Trey Gowdy got heated while questioning anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok Thursday.
Gowdy told Strzok that the doesn’t “give a damn” what Strzok appreciated or wanted.
Gowdy questioned Strzok on why specifically he was let go from the Mueller investigation.
“How long did you talk to him when he let you go?” Gowdy asked.
“My recollection it was a short meeting, somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes, probably around 15 minutes,” Strzok said.
“And your testimony is: Bob Mueller did not kick you off because of the content of your texts; he kicked out you off because of some appearance he was worried about,” Gowdy said. (RELATED: Comey Under Investigation For Handling Of Classified Information)
“My testimony — what you asked and what I responded to — is that he kicked me off because of my bias,” Strzok responded. “I’m stating to you it is not my understanding that he kicked me off because of any bias — that it was done based on the appearance. If you want to represent what you said accurately I’m happy to answer that question, but I don’t appreciate what was originally said being changed.”
“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate Agent Strzok,” Gowdy shot back.
“I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016.”