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Democratic Rep Destroys GOP Attacks on FBI Agent — But Slams the Bureau for Stopping a 'Legitimate President' from Being Elected

This should put the Republican's manufactured outrage to rest.

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While GOP lawmakers used the congressional hearing of FBI agent Peter Strzok on Thursday to express their frustration with the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, it was a Democratic lawmaker who had the most justified and righteous diatribe of the day.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) effectively demolished the entirety of the Republicans' attacks on Strzok when she spoke. She noted that all their GOP conspiracy theories about the FBI fail to grapple with one simple reality: Because of the FBI, Trump became president and Hillary Clinton did not.

All the Republicans' manufactured outrage, then, is nonsense.

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"If anybody should be pissed at the FBI because you all helped this unfit man become president of the United States by not revealing to the people that he was under investigation in his campaign, it should be me," she told Strzok.

Gesturing toward her Republican colleagues, she said, "They should be applauding you, kissing you, and giving you all awards because but for you, we would have had a legitimate president."

Watch the clip below:

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.