Page and Strzok had been engaged in an affair during the time the Mueller probe was launched.
"When you have the. corrupt triumvirate of [former FBI Agent Peter] Strzok, [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe and Page, when they have been involved from day one from the email controversy, through the original Russian Federation investigation, through the appointment of [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller, this just shows that there is a two-tiered system", Collins said.
"She was not considered a target by the Justice Department", Mr. Strzok told the House Judiciary Committee, saying that while investigators saw her as a "critical player", she was "not by any means the only person that we had an investigative interest in".
Answering questions from Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Page said Strzok's line of reasoning was, "If this is going to fizzle out and be nothing, then I shouldn't sort of sacrifice my sort of long-term career prospects". If it's going to end in impeachment, that's kind of a big deal. "You know, that's monumental".
"People who are on Watergate are still known as somebody who was on Watergate", Page added.
Page and since-fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, who were romantically involved, exchanged numerous anti-Trump text messages in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, and Republicans have long accused the bureau of political bias. "It's about being on an unbelievably kick-ass team and being a part of, you know, something impressive".
"Included in the transcripts provided to us is information suggesting Brennan was aware of the so-called Steele dossier in early August 2016, and that he included information regarding the dossier in a briefing given to then-Sen".
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) alleged in a Tuesday tweet that former Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant general counsel Lisa Page "confirmed to [him] under oath" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was instructed by the Obama administration's Department of Justice not to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "for gross negligence in the handling of classified information".
Bombshell testimony released this week revealed that Hillary Clinton received what amounts to a secret pre-pardon to avoid the possibility that she would be charged under the Espionage Act for her gross negligence in the handling and dissemination of classified material. Lisa Page transcripts show he LIED.
"What it is not is any statement that I would ever consider, let alone take any official action, to impact the presidency of the United States", he said.
"The Clinton investigation was whether she mishandled classified information".