Fireworks erupted when disgraced anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok testified before a joint Congressional committee.

The media hailed Strzok as a hero.

But Strzok told a huge lie that could come back to bite him.

A major focus of Strzok’s appearance was an August 8th, 2016 text message to then FBI agent Lisa Page where he responded to Page’s concerns that Trump could win the election with “No. No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

Considering Strzok had just signed off the Russia investigation on July 31st, this looked like clear evidence Strzok intended to leverage the investigation to derail Trump’s campaign.

But – unbelievably – Strzok claimed he couldn’t remember writing the text and claimed that it must have been his reaction to Trump’s media generated feud with gold star father Khizr Khan that ensued toward the end of the 2016 Democrat Convention.

Strzok testified “I don’t recall writing that text,”

Sir, I think it’s important, when you look at those texts, that you understand the context in which they were made, and the things that were going on across America. In terms of the texts that, “We will stop it.” You need to understand that was written late at night, off the cuff, and it was in response to a series of events that included then-candidate Trump insulting the immigrant family of a fallen war hero. And my presumption based, on that horrible, disgusting behavior, that the American population would not somebody demonstrating that behavior to be President of the United States. It was in no way, unequivocally, that me, the FBI, would take any action whatsoever to improperly impact the electoral process for any candidate.”

Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe was not impressed by Strzok’s performance.

Ratcliffe tweeted after the hearing that he believed Strzok was a liar:

I was with Strzok for 11 hours of sworn testimony last week. I didn’t find the explanations he gave for his hateful text messages against President Trump to be believable or credible. Today the American people can make up their own minds, as he testifies publicly.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report is evidence that Strzok was not telling the truth.

Strzok discussed the text message from Page that prompted his response that they would “stop” Trump from winning the election.

The embattled FBI agent told investigators that he took Page texting him about protecting the country from the menace of Trump to mean the menace of Russian interference and possible collusion by the Trump campaign stating “I take menace a little differently. I take, I take the menace as, again, I view any foreign interference with our electoral process to be a threat, to be a violation of the law… So when I see menace, I, you know, is that Trump, is that Russian interference, is it the combination of the two?

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the massive scandal involving the FBI’s misconduct in the Clinton email and Russia investigations.