House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte threatened Peter Strzok with contempt charges as he continually refused to answer questions. It wasn’t on national security grounds as evidenced by the first question.
Strzok was asked how many interviews he conducted before opening an investigation on President Trump. He refused to answer. He wasn’t asked who he interviewed or what method he used, he was just asked how many. Obviously, the answer is none because there is no other sane reason for not answering. What good would it do Russia to know the number? It was a CYA moment.
“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte said, “The latter of which will place you in risk of contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”
“Mr. Chairman, my counsel has reiterated that counsel for the FBI has directed that I may not answer that question,” Strzok said.
Goodlatte then informed him that he will be recalled later today so that the committee could consider contempt proceedings.
“Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation,” Goodlatte said.
All during the time Republicans tried to question Strzok, the Democrats were interrupting in order to keep the truth from coming out. They are running scared.