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Gohmert had to act as media

Why is it that I had to find out from Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican — and not the media — about former FBI agent Peter Strzok’s adultery (“Rep. Gohmert to Strzok: How many times did you lie to your wife about Lisa Page?” Web, July 12)? Is it because the media was embarrassed that it did not mention this?

FBI, DOJ don’t deserve roles

Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s congressional testimony revealed inherent bias, mendacity and corruption within the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division (“Trump says after Strzok hearing that ‘rigged’ Mueller probe is hurting U.S. relations with Russia,” Web, July 13). Mr. Strzok proclaimed that the vulgar and partisan messages with his mistress Lisa Page via FBI smartphones could never create biased investigations. He testified, “And the suggestion that I, in some dark chamber somewhere in the FBI, would somehow cast aside all of these procedures, all of these safeguards, and somehow be able to do this is astounding to me. It simply couldn’t happen.” Yet Mr. Strzok conveniently omitted that these “safeguards” included the former FBI Director James Comey, the now-fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, the demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr and of course, the now-resigned FBI girlfriend-attorney Lisa Page. These people were the checks and balances to which Mr. Strzok alluded. This all suggests something rotten in the Counterintelligence Division.

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