Bannon had testified to the House Intelligence Committee previous year, but did not answer any question not approved by the White House counsel.
Strzok was accused of anti-Trump bias by President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-Russia ambassador: Trump has done more damage to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in months than Russia has in decades Trump takes credit for increased defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, but says "it isn't almost enough" Trump questions how Russia probe can "proceed" given Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's private comments MORE and his Republican allies after the text messages came to light in a highly anticipated report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog last month.
The texts included saying "we'll stop" Trump and also "F Trump".
Gohmert first accused Strzok of lying in previous testimony. He also says Gohmert's comments about his personal life say a lot about the congressman's own character and "what is going on inside" Gohmert.
During his time, Gohmert had repeatedly asked Strozk questions about the Hillary Clinton private email server probe that he headed up but Strzok said he could not recall much of what the congressman was asking.
Strzok further went on to emphasize that no text he sent would ever influence his conduct in an investigation against the president, and that Republican attempts to undermine the FBI were a "victory notch in Putin's belt". Strzok appeared to refer to derogatory statements Trump made about the family of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Krishnamoorthi, during a hearing with the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, was walking Strzok through a number of sections in the recent Justice Department Inspector General report on the FBI's handling of the Clinton investigation. (The investigation was handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller in mid-2017.) Republicans quickly objected and threatened to hold Strzok in contempt. Democrats noted that it was unusual that Strzok be asked to disclose such details in a public setting.
"It's something culturally that doesn't occur", Strzok told lawmakers. Goodlatte eventually let the hearing proceed without calling the panel into recess.
Page and Strzok both worked on the FBI investigation into Clinton's emails and, later, on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. But Jeffress, her lawyer, pushed back, arguing in a statement that Page needed "clarification of the scope of the Committee's interest in interviewing her and access to relevant documents" before she sat for an interview with the panels. He characterized the anti-Trump text messages as personal communications that he never envisioned becoming public and denied that they had swayed his actions.
The Justice Department's inspector general has criticized Strzok and Page for creating the appearance of impropriety through the texts. Strzok says he never allowed personal opinions to taint his work.
But Republicans charged that Strzok's texts were evidence that he was biased to clear Clinton and go after Donald Trump, grilling him about the messages he exchanged with then-FBI agent Lisa Page that led to his dismissal from special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
Strzok admitted he had privately criticised Trump as well as other politicians, including Trump's Democratic opponent in the election, Hillary Clinton.
This is the core of what makes the Republican effort to discredit the Russian Federation investigation so utterly insane.
A memorable moment of political theater came even before Strzok spoke - during opening remarks by ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings.
The idea that Strzok or others in the FBI were so biased against Trump that they worked to undermine his election laughable because the bureau kept its investigation into Trump's campaign and ties to Russian Federation a secret.