Normally, a congressional hearing is not the place to look for revelations of undiscovered truths. Typically, not much “hearing” happens at a hearing, anyway. It’s often just an opportunity for congressmen to grandstand and yell out a few talking points so their staffers can make a quick video to post on Facebook.
Last Thursday’s hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok followed the usual pattern, for the most part, with one key difference: the American people finally saw the truth about Strzok.
Strzok, the disgraced but somehow-still-employed-with-security-clearance agent, is a real piece of work. His behavior has been so shameful that he was booted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. He became a prime focus of the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s political bias during the 2016 presidential election. Nearly an entire section of the report was devoted to Strzok’s actions, inactions, and (crucially) his text messages.