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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:12 PM

Rick Wilson: GOP wanted Peter Strozk for a punching bag. He knocked them out.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-thought-peter-strozk-would-be-a-punching-bag-he-just-knocked-them-out?source=twitter&via=desktop

Donald Trump’s congressional enablers, sycophants, and political suckups wanted a punching bag, but Strzok instead delivered one of the rarest of moments: the full Joseph N. Welch.

Welch, the chief counsel for the U.S. Army during the infamous McCarthy hearings in 1954, had reached a breaking point. After McCarthy’s tendentious badgering reached a fever pitch, Welch delivered a famous rejoinder than ended the Wisconsin senator’s career. Watched by millions on live television, Welch went full beast-mode.

“If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty I would do so,” said Welch. “I like to think I am a gentleman, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me… You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

This morning, it was Strzok’s turn.

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“I can assure you, Mr. Chairman, at no time, in any of these texts, did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took. Furthermore, this isn’t just me sitting here telling you you don’t have to take my word for it. At every step, at every investigative decision, there are multiple layers of people above me, the assistant director, executive assistant director, deputy director, and director of the FBI, and multiple layers of people below me, section chiefs, supervisors, unit chiefs, case agents and analysts, all of whom were involved in all of these decisions. They would not tolerate any improper behavior in me any more than I would tolerate it in them.”

“That is who we are as the FBI. 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. And the proposition that that is going on, that it might occur anywhere in the FBI, deeply corrodes what the FBI is in American society, the effectiveness of their mission, and it is deeply destructive.”

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:57 PM

1. I love that he is pleasantly fighting back. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:29 PM

2. Honor and integrity

Traits none of the inquisitors have.

Honor and integrity -- and the ability to restrain yourself when attacked by drooling jackals -- will prevail every time.

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