UPDATED 8:07 PM PT — Thurs. July 12, 2018
Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok denied his political bias against President Trump affected his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and Russia probe.
Strzok appeared before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees Thursday, where he was grilled by lawmakers over anti-Trump text messages he sent to attorney Lisa Page.
In his opening statement, Strzok admitted “significant regret” that his text messages have caused confusion.
However, Strzok added after months of ongoing investigations there is simply no evidence of bias in his actions.
Tensions flared at times during the hearing with lawmakers questioning his behavior and political opinions.
Strzok told lawmakers that he never attempted to use his power to try and prevent then-candidate Trump from winning the presidency.
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page is expected to appear for a closed-door interview before House Committees Friday.
Chairman Goodlatte made the announcement during an interview Thursday, saying the details are still being worked out.
The GOP lawmaker called the news “positive” since House Republican leaders have been trying to talk to Page for months.
Goodlatte went on to say she is still under the subpoena after dubbing it “disturbing” when she refused to comply with it on Wednesday.
The White House said President Trump monitored the hearing from Europe.