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GOP lawmaker threatens Strzok with contempt for dodging questions on Russia probe.

Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte on Thursday threatened FBI agent Peter Strzok with a contempt citation if he didn’t answer GOP lawmakers’ questions after Strzok said he couldn’t comment on anything that pertained to the ongoing Russia probe. “Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s directive to answer...
Time: 11:37     Date: 12.07.2018
Last US News: GOP lawmaker threatens Strzok with contempt for dodging questions on Russia probe. NY Post 24 - US News

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s directive to answer the question, or refuse to do so. The latter of which will place you at risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability,” Goodlatte said.

The hearing then descended into chaos as Republican and Democratic lawmakers bickered over whether Strzok could consult his FBI lawyer and whether he had to respond to questions.

Earlier, Strzok told lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the scrutiny he faces was “just another victory notch in Putin’s belt.”

Strzok, who helped lead FBI probes into Hillary Clinton’s email use and potential collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign, testified publicly for the first time since being canned from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team following the discovery of the anti-Trump text messages last year.

“I have the utmost respect for Congress’s oversight role, but I truly believe that today’s hearing is just another victory notch in Putin’s belt and another milestone in our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart,” Strzok said.

He also directly addressed his anti-Trump texts to his FBI colleague and lawyer Lisa Page.

“Certain private messages of mine have provided ammunition for misguided attacks against the FBI, an institution that I love deeply and have served proudly for over 20 years,” he said.

“Like many people, I had and expressed personal political opinions during an extraordinary presidential election. Many contained expressions of concern for the security of our country, opinions that were not always expressed in terms I’m proud of,” he said.

“Those opinions were expressed out of deep patriotism and an unyielding belief in our great American democracy. at times, my criticism was blunt, but despite how it’s been characterized, it was not limited to one person party,” he said.

But he insisted they did not influence his work.

“Let me be clear. Unequivocally and under oath, not once in my 26 years of defending our nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took. This is true for the Clinton e-mail investigation, for the investigation into Russian interference, and for every other investigation I’ve worked on. It is not who I am, and it is not something I would ever do. Period.”

Metro

Metro News: Ritzy NYC buildings get subsidized energy — as public housing suffers. NY Post 24 - US News
Ritzy NYC buildings get subsidized energy — as public housing suffers.
An obscure public authority run by Gov. Cuomo appointees helped subsidize the purchase of sophisticated heating and power...
Metro News: City hiring soars while Cuomo claims public payroll is shrinking. NY Post 24 - US News
City hiring soars while Cuomo claims public payroll is shrinking.
Hiring at dozens of state-controlled public authorities soared at the same time Gov. Cuomo was claiming credit for shrinking...
Metro News: Nixon to star in movie getting tax breaks — thanks to Cuomo. NY Post 24 - US News
Nixon to star in movie getting tax breaks — thanks to Cuomo.
Lights, camera, tax cuts! — on the set of another movie starring Cynthia Nixon. Producers of the film “The Only Living...
Metro News: Stringer has already raised $825K ahead of potential 2021 mayoral run. NY Post 24 - US News
Stringer has already raised $825K ahead of potential 2021 mayoral run.
Comptroller Scott Stringer raised nearly $825,000 in the first 6-month filing period for the 2021 city elections, a relatively...
Metro News: Top NYPD brass took taxpayer-funded plane on trip for wake. NY Post 24 - US News
Top NYPD brass took taxpayer-funded plane on trip for wake.
Top cop James O’Neill and other NYPD brass flew to a wake for a colleague’s mom in the same federally funded $4 million...
Metro News: CUNY’s lax placement standards yields fewer remedial students. NY Post 24 - US News
CUNY’s lax placement standards yields fewer remedial students.
The number of incoming students requiring remedial instruction at CUNY’s seven community colleges plummeted by 22 percent...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Trump bordered on being deferential in Putin meeting. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump bordered on being deferential in Putin meeting.
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Even when you are the president of the United States. From the...
Last US News - Opinion: Trump and Putin’s OJ-like search for the ‘real’ meddling culprits. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump and Putin’s OJ-like search for the ‘real’ meddling culprits.
When did OJ become POTUS? President Trump told a Helsinki press conference Monday that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has...
Last US News - Opinion: No, the Republican Party isn’t headed for a split. NY Post 24 - US News
No, the Republican Party isn’t headed for a split.
President Trump’s weak performance at his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was hard for even the...
Last US News - Opinion: Don’t buy into Putin’s excuses like Trump has. NY Post 24 - US News
Don’t buy into Putin’s excuses like Trump has.
President Trump is not, and never will be, the Moscow corespondent for The Nation magazine, and he shouldn’t sound like...
Last US News - Opinion: It’s long past time for Cuomo to stop wasting taxpayer money. NY Post 24 - US News
It’s long past time for Cuomo to stop wasting taxpayer money.
The next time Gov. Cuomo cries poverty, show him a copy of Monday’s Post, with its cover story about the $10 billion he...

Living

US Living News: ‘Sopranos’ swag up for auction online. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Sopranos’ swag up for auction online.
A haul of “Sopranos” swag has gone up for auction online — including such big hits as gangster Bobby Baccalieri’s...
US Living News: Mom recalls horror of daughter locked inside washing machine. NY Post 24 - US News
Mom recalls horror of daughter locked inside washing machine.
A Facebook user says her young daughter had to be freed last week from a frontloading washing machine in a now-viral post....
US Living News: Police release ‘pugmug’ to find owner of dog who ran away. NY Post 24 - US News
Police release ‘pugmug’ to find owner of dog who ran away.
Who’s been a bad boy? Police in Cape May, New Jersey on Sunday released a mugshot — or rather, a “#pugmug” —...
US Living News: Beauty sleep is real, study says. NY Post 24 - US News
Beauty sleep is real, study says.
Turns out there really is such a thing as beauty sleep. And apparently, there’s a specific time we should be heading to...
US Living News: Small town tosses ‘Footloose’ law barring dancing on Sundays. NY Post 24 - US News
Small town tosses ‘Footloose’ law barring dancing on Sundays.
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Officials in a western Arkansas city say residents can finally kick off their Sunday shoes. Fort Smith...
US Living News: Why you may be more likely to get tooth decay in New Jersey. NY Post 24 - US News
Why you may be more likely to get tooth decay in New Jersey.
Adding the mineral fluoride to drinking water is hailed as one of the biggest public-health breakthroughs of the past century...
US Living News: You probably shouldn’t eat crab meat for a little while. NY Post 24 - US News
You probably shouldn’t eat crab meat for a little while.
Another day, another dire warning about food that you probably should avoid for a while. Last week the FDA and CDC told everyone...
US Living News: Disability rights groups question Starbucks’ straw ban. NY Post 24 - US News
Disability rights groups question Starbucks’ straw ban.
Starbucks’ recent news to get rid of plastic straws at all its stores by 2020 has raised concerns among disability...

Business

Last US Business News: How Trump’s tax bill might have caused dip in MLB ticket sales. NY Post 24 - US News
How Trump’s tax bill might have caused dip in MLB ticket sales.
Attendance at Major League Baseball games is down this year. And like everything else that happens these days, it could be...
Last US Business News: How more Mueller revelations could impact Wall Street. NY Post 24 - US News
How more Mueller revelations could impact Wall Street.
I believe the big news for Wall Street this fall will be the Washington investigations. Very big! If special counsel Robert...
Last US Business News: Weinstein Company officially sold to private equity firm. NY Post 24 - US News
Weinstein Company officially sold to private equity firm.
The Weinstein Company’s tortured path from indie darling to industry pariah ended Monday with the bankrupt studio’s takeover...
Last US Business News: Netflix shares dive after disappointing quarterly results. NY Post 24 - US News
Netflix shares dive after disappointing quarterly results.
This miss is leaving a mark. Netflix shares tumbled more than 14 percent in after-hours trading on Monday after the streaming...
Last US Business News: Papa John’s founder blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt. NY Post 24 - US News
Papa John’s founder blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt.
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using racial slurs during an internal...
Last US Business News: Amazon crashes just as Prime Day kicks off. NY Post 24 - US News
Amazon crashes just as Prime Day kicks off.
Amazon shoppers will have to wait to get their discounts. The website for the e-commerce giant crashed shortly after 3 p.m....
Last US Business News: Three World Trade Center on the verge of losing two big eateries. NY Post 24 - US News
Three World Trade Center on the verge of losing two big eateries.
The cupboard’s going bare at Three World Trade Center, where a major, widely reported restaurant deal has been called off...
Last US Business News: Papa John evicted from office at company’s headquarters. NY Post 24 - US News
Papa John evicted from office at company’s headquarters.
Now Papa John Schnatter is getting evicted. The founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain can no longer occupy an office in...

Metro

Metro News: Ritzy NYC buildings get subsidized energy — as public housing suffers. NY Post 24 - US News
Ritzy NYC buildings get subsidized energy — as public housing suffers.
An obscure public authority run by Gov. Cuomo appointees helped subsidize the purchase of sophisticated heating and power...
Metro News: City hiring soars while Cuomo claims public payroll is shrinking. NY Post 24 - US News
City hiring soars while Cuomo claims public payroll is shrinking.
Hiring at dozens of state-controlled public authorities soared at the same time Gov. Cuomo was claiming credit for shrinking...
Metro News: Nixon to star in movie getting tax breaks — thanks to Cuomo. NY Post 24 - US News
Nixon to star in movie getting tax breaks — thanks to Cuomo.
Lights, camera, tax cuts! — on the set of another movie starring Cynthia Nixon. Producers of the film “The Only Living...
Metro News: Stringer has already raised $825K ahead of potential 2021 mayoral run. NY Post 24 - US News
Stringer has already raised $825K ahead of potential 2021 mayoral run.
Comptroller Scott Stringer raised nearly $825,000 in the first 6-month filing period for the 2021 city elections, a relatively...
Metro News: Top NYPD brass took taxpayer-funded plane on trip for wake. NY Post 24 - US News
Top NYPD brass took taxpayer-funded plane on trip for wake.
Top cop James O’Neill and other NYPD brass flew to a wake for a colleague’s mom in the same federally funded $4 million...
Metro News: CUNY’s lax placement standards yields fewer remedial students. NY Post 24 - US News
CUNY’s lax placement standards yields fewer remedial students.
The number of incoming students requiring remedial instruction at CUNY’s seven community colleges plummeted by 22 percent...
Metro News: Man accused of killing abusive dad considering plea deal. NY Post 24 - US News
Man accused of killing abusive dad considering plea deal.
The Brooklyn man accused of killing his abusive dad is mulling a plea deal, it was revealed in court Monday. Hassan Razzaq...
Metro News: Schneiderman returns $1M in campaign funds — still has $7.4M left. NY Post 24 - US News
Schneiderman returns $1M in campaign funds — still has $7.4M left.
Former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman refunded nearly $1 million to more than 150 campaign donors after he was...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Bryce Harper may have saved his free agency with brilliant night. NY Post 24 - US News
Bryce Harper may have saved his free agency with brilliant night.
WASHINGTON — Did Bryce Harper just wipe out three months of disappointment with one night of show-stopping elation? How...
Last US Sport News: The Yankees have an ally in this Manny Machado family member. NY Post 24 - US News
The Yankees have an ally in this Manny Machado family member.
The Yankees have at least one person in Manny Machado’s camp on their side. Machado’s nephew, J.J., was asked by Hall...
Last US Sport News: Face of Mets PR for 40 years wouldn’t have it any other way. NY Post 24 - US News
Face of Mets PR for 40 years wouldn’t have it any other way.
The autograph requests resume every season. The photo requests, too. A fan is never far. On an early July afternoon, the...
Last US Sport News: Mets own complete control of Jacob deGrom’s destiny. NY Post 24 - US News
Mets own complete control of Jacob deGrom’s destiny.
WASHINGTON — Jacob deGrom elevated himself from an already outstanding starter to something more than that this year by...
Last US Sport News: Bryce Harper thrills home crowd with Home Run Derby victory. NY Post 24 - US News
Bryce Harper thrills home crowd with Home Run Derby victory.
WASHINGTON — First of all, Ichiro Suzuki should have been here. But at least Bryce Harper did his part to make this Home...