Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee testimony from FBI agent Peter Strzok descended into absolute chaos shortly after the opening statements. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was the first to question the agent. The Congressman asked Strzok how many people had been interviewed in the Russia probe from July 31-Aug. 8. Strzok declined to answer, saying that FBI counsel instructed him not to answer questions about an ongoing investigation. This set off the chaos, as lawmakers exchanged heated barbs and bickered over hearing rules.
“Mr. Strzok, you are under subpoena and are required to answer the question,” said committee chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
Ranking minority member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) interjected.
“I object,” Nadler said.
“The gentleman does not have standing to object,” Goodlatte fired back.
Nadler eventually was allowed to speak by stating a point of order.
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