And in the transcript that Collins has released, Page addresses the FBI's investigations of the 2016 Trump campaign's suspected Russian Federation connections as well as the 2016 Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy.
Those text messages have made Strzok and Page particular targets of outrage from Republicans and from Trump.
In a statement Thursday, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman said his client welcomed the release of the transcript. "It is further evidence that, contrary to the impression that the President's allies in Congress tried to create with their selective and often inaccurate leaks, Pete at all times discharged his duties honorably, patriotically, and without regard to his personal political opinions". But Page, in her testimony, said that in fact, the FBI did investigate in order to determine if such a charge against Clinton was warranted-and ultimately decided that such a charge would be "constitutionally vague" and that federal law enforcement "did not feel that they could sustain a charge".
FBI officials, including then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, debated internally how vigorously to follow up on that information given that Democrat Hillary Clinton was seen at the time as likely to defeat Trump, and an aggressive investigation had the potential of endangering the source. Strzok said he made the counterargument, that if Trump won and people alleged to be involved in nefarious activity were put in national security positions, "we might need to protect America by finding out whether these allegations are accurate or not and making sure that the government, President Trump in that case, was making special - or appropriate decisions". "So let me if I can, I know I'm testing your memory".
Strzok waged a similar defense during a contentious public hearing in July of past year. But Page, in 2018, told House lawmakers that whatever she had to say about Trump or Clinton in the past, it didn't affect the quality of investigations. "That's important", Page said. "And equally, if they aren't guilty of anything, that's also important", Strzok said.
OPEC cuts forecast for global crude demand in 2019
In the report, OPEC said its oil output fell by 221,000 bpd month-on-month to 30.55 million bpd in February. Data from the Petroleum Institute showed that crude oil consumption increased by 29,000 bpd.
Gold dips 1 pct as no-deal Brexit fears fade, dollar rises
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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page told congressional investigators past year that Peter Strzok - a senior FBI agent in the probes into the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns - joined special counsel Robert Mueller's team because if it resulted in impeachment it could be good for his career.
Asked in general terms whether he had "ever been part of the FBI's efforts to infiltrate a USA political campaign" or "been part of an effort to put a spy in a US political campaign", Strzok said no.
Both Page and Strzok no longer work at the FBI - Page resigned and Strzok was sacked.
He said he didn't recall specifically writing it, but says he now thinks the "we" he was talking about was the country at large.
Dawson, a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry, made her film debut in the 1995 indie drama "Kids". Representatives for Booker and Dawson did not immediately respond to EW's requests for comment.
The league announced Thursday that several new changes have been implemented, which will start opening day this season. Pitchers who are sent to the minors must stay there 15 days instead of 10, the required stay a year ago .
A member of Google's staff has broken the world record for calculating Pi to the highest number of digits - at 31 trillion . Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and it is represented by the three numbers of 3.14.
The victim was surrounded by McGregor's security while McGregor took the phone, got into his vehicle , and left the scene. McGregor's attorney dismissed the civil suit, describing it to AP as "a quick effort seeking a payday".
We sincerely thank all stakeholders for the continued confidence placed in the National Airline of Trinidad and Tobago. However, the FAA said this week it had mandated that Boeing update its flight software and training on the aircraft.
The late goal was the forward's second of the night, and it all but sealed Arsenal's place in the Europa League quarterfinals. After 15 minutes of the second leg, it seemed as though Arsenal were going to cruise into the quarter-finals.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play New Zealand in the third and final Test of the series starting from Saturday. According to a stuff.co.nz report, a gunman reportedly opened fire at the mosque around 11.40am (AEDT).
Any delay in the Brexit process would require the unanimous approval of all 27 remaining European Union member states. Labour Party MPs abstained from the vote, arguing that now was not the right time to push for a public vote.
In Mozambique, 111 people have been injured, 18 hospitals destroyed, 938 classrooms destroyed and 9,763 students affected. She spoke to reporters late Tuesday after a cabinet meeting in Maputo to discuss the emergency.
Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station
The system detached a capsule with the crew from the rocket and sent it back down to the ground on a severe ballistic trajectory. Nasa's Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin were on the rocket when it malfunctioned in mid-air on 11 October.
La jeunesse mondiale défile pour le climat
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The Patriots Have Reportedly Signed A New WR
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Toyota bringing jobs to West Virginia and Kentucky
In Huntsville, engine production capacity will increase from 670,000 to 900,000 with the expansion by the end of 2021. It is the only Toyota plant in the world that produces 4-cylinder, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines under one roof.