Hearing on Russia probe devolves into shouting match

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., questions FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok during the hearing Thursday. (AP Photos/Evan Vucci)

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,” on Capitol Hill, Thursday.

WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions.