Strzok Admits He ‘Detested’ Trump, But Was Still Unbiased
Peter Strzok admitted to Congress on Thursday that he “detested” Donald Trump and was rooting for Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election.
“You were both rooting for Hillary Clinton to win and you both detested Donald Trump, were you not?” Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Chabot asked Strzok during a joint congressional hearing.
“I think that’s fair to say,” said Strzok.
While acknowledging his animus to Trump, Strzok insisted in Thursday’s hearing that bias did not affect his work on the Trump-Russia investigation. Strzok led the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government as deputy chief of counterintelligence at the FBI. (RELATED: Read The Strzok – Page Texts In Full)
While working the case, Strzok sent text messages calling Trump an “idiot” and mocking Trump supporters.
In one Aug. 8, 2016 text message, Strzok told FBI lawyer Lisa Page that “we’ll stop” from winning the presidency.
WATCH: Strzok admits he detested Trump