FBI special agent Peter Strzok is having a very bad June. After being physically escorted out of his FBI office last Friday and losing his security clearance this week, per Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the anti-Trump “lovebird” has been subpoenaed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-IA).
STRZOK: The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed FBI agent Peter Strzok to appear next week even though his lawyer signaled last week that he planned to testify voluntarily. pic.twitter.com/PRJG3OByvt
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 22, 2018
Strzok agreed to testify earlier, however Grassley issued the subpoena to appear on June 27 at 10:00 a.m. after the FBI agent would not commit to a date.
Strzok, was in charge of both FBI investigations into both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, harbored extreme animus towards the latter – as revealed within a batch of 50,00 text messages he sent to his mistress – FBI attorney Lisa Page, including one in which Strzok says he will stop Trump from becoming President.
“Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,” IG report says.
It cites Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 14, 2018
Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Strzok from his investigation into Russia’s election meddling after the texts were discovered – many of which contained overt bias against then candidate Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton, which was documented in a DOJ Inspector General report released last week.
While Strzok’s career at the FBI now finally appears over (with possible disciplinary consequences to follow), many questions remain including some revelations made later in day by the Inspector General Horowitz, who during a hearing on Tuesday said that he’s no longer convinced the FBI was collecting all of Strzok’s and Page’s text messages even outside the 5-month blackout period when it archived none of the texts due to a technical “glitch”, which means a number of other Strzok responses to Page are likely missing.
Maybe Grassley will get to the bottom of that and much, much more…
The FBI/DOJ withheld Strzok’s smoking-gun text, “We’ll stop [Trump],” from IG till last month & from Congress till last week. Its belated disclosure is why Strzok was FINALLY escorted from FBI HQ & stripped of his classified clearance. So, what else is FBI/DOJ trying to cover up?
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) June 22, 2018
We are excited for the questioning to begin…
I have the PERFECT first question for him….#302 https://t.co/moybzuKxxf
— 🇺🇸MFLYNNJR🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) June 22, 2018