On Tuesday, Peter Strzok, former FBI official who said “we’ll stop Donald Trump from becoming president” has been subpoenaed to openly testify!
The chairman’s of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees subpoenaed Strzok to appear at a public hearing July 10. (MORE BELOW.)
The hearing will be part of the panels’ joint investigation into the Justice Department and FBI’s actions during the 2016 presidential election.
It will focus on Strzok’s work on both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The former employee was a top FBI agent on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and simultaneously served on the bureau’s Russia investigation.
He was then assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as was former FBI attorney Lisa Page. Both were removed after their disparaging text messages about the President came to light. (MORE BELOW.)
In August 2016, just days after the Russian scandal fogged Trump’s campaign, Strzok texted Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from making it to the White House. Strzok also referred to Trump as an “idiot.”
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page wrote to Peter.
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded. (MORE BELOW.)
The IG said he admitted he “did not have the confidence” that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over the discovery of new Clinton emails on former New York congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop were ”free from bias.”
Strzok’s attorney, Aitan Goelman, said on Monday that his client had retracted a previous offer to testify publicly. Goelman cited a closed-door interview on June 27 with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. And claimed that Republicans were setting “a trap” for the embattled FBI agent.
During the closed-door interview, Peter refused to answer numerous questions and withheld information on the advice of FBI lawyers who attended the interview. (MORE BELOW.)
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz criticized Strzok for bias in a lengthy report released earlier this month. His report concluded saying, “The conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation and sowed doubt about the FBI’s work,” the report concluded.”
Additionally, “The damage caused by these employees’ actions extends far beyond the scope of the (Clinton) investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral fact finding and political independence.”
Goelman said that the embattled FBI agent would most likely not accept showing up to testify publicly on July 10. It is not immediately clear if Strzok will comply with the subpoena. An obvious amount of guilt is clear here.
Let us know in the comments below how you feel! July 10 should bring clarity if Strzok shows up!
h/t The Daily Caller