Peter Strzok’s Capitol Hill performance was a calculated trap for a toothless Congress

A former FBI official claims that allowing disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify publicly in front of congressional Republicans had been a whopper of a mistake.

Not only did the hearing fail to uncover any new information, but it transformed Strzok from an obscure nobody to the left’s latest newfound hero and martyr, former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker argued in a Fox News column Friday.

“The Republican members succeeded only in turning Strzok into a Democratic hero and giving him a national audience for his emphatic denials of Republican allegations that his anti-Trump and pro-Clinton political allegiance influenced his investigations involving the two candidates,” he opined.

Here’s just a sliver of the hero-worship Strzok is currently receiving from the left:

“Not only did the Republican committee members fail to recognize Strzok’s public relations trap,” Swecker’s column continued. “They allowed Strzok’s former lover Lisa Page to delay her committee appearance – originally scheduled for Wednesday – until after she had ample opportunity to observe his televised testimony. All Page has to do now is tailor her answers to match Strzok’s.”

Swecker wasn’t necessarily right about this concern, though. After Page spoke with House lawmakers during a closed hearing Friday, several notable GOP figures praised her.

“I found Lisa Page to be more credible than Peter Strzok,” Rep. Matt Gaetz said after the hearing. “I didn’t agree with her characterization of every text message and every piece of evidence, but we did not see the smug attitude from Lisa Page that we saw from Peter Strzok.”

The more pressing issue is how Strzok used the hearing to make a mockery of the House and hoodwink millions of low-information leftists into buying his lies hook, line and sinker.

According to Swecker, Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy should have known better than to allow Strzok this opportunity.

“Gowdy should have known that there was zero chance of a ‘Perry Mason’ moment like those featured on the old TV show about a defense lawyer, when Strzok would break down under the withering questions of GOP members and confess to placing his thumb on the scale of the investigations,” he wrote.

He further dinged the South Carolina Republican for failing “to anticipate the coordinated strategy of the Democratic members to obstruct the hearing and run interference for their new hero, who they painted as a patriot and noble martyr who sacrificed his FBI career for the good of the nation.”

The bottom line is that Thursday’s hearing was a complete circus act and show, especially in light of the information already gleaned from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

“The Horowitz report described how Strzok, as the head of the Clinton email investigation, sat on his hands for well over three weeks after the New York FBI office reported to him that it had discovered new evidence relevant to the Clinton investigation,” Swecker  noted.

“This – when matched with Strzok’s contemporaneous statements – appears to amount to, at minimum, obstruction of justice. It would not be a stretch to convince a jury of 12 that Strzok’s expressed intent to improperly change the course of the investigation was accompanied by actions.”

So instead being invited to make a mockery of the House, the disgraced FBI agent should have been “summarily dismissed from the FBI” and “thoroughly investigated and prosecuted if the evidence shows he has broken the law,” Swecker concluded.

Was that a fair argument? Some would argue otherwise, noting that the hearing allowed House Republicans like Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert to expose Strzok’s true nature to the American people:

The hearing also allowed the American people to witness Strzok’s very creepy personality firsthand.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Vivek Saxena


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles