Kirsters Baish| Together, Republican House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte made an appearance on Fox News this past Tuesday. The two men spoke about the Congressional hearing with Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Goodlatte stated that the subpoena had been drawn up for disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and was “on the way.”
The House Judiciary Chairman issued a subpoena, just as he said he would, on Friday morning. The subpoena stated that Strzok was to appear in front of the House Judiciary Committee this coming Wednesday in order to give his deposition.
Manu Raju, a reporter for CNN, reported on Twitter, “Goodlatte issues subpoena to compel Peter Strzok to appear before House Judiciary next Wednesday morning for a deposition. Strzok has said he’d be willing to testify before Congress”
Goodlatte issues subpoena to compel Peter Strzok to appear before House Judiciary next Wednesday morning for a deposition. Strzok has said he’d be willing to testify before Congress
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 22, 2018
On Friday, Strzok was escorted by security out of the FBI headquarters building. It has been reported that the Human Resources department still employees Strzok.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Last Thursday we found out Trump-hating FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok sent his mistress Lisa Page a text message saying “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President.
This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after “Crossfire Hurricane” was opened and 6 days before the “insurance policy” text.
In another damning text exchange between the FBI lovebirds 6 days after Strzok said he’ll “stop” Trump from becoming President, was a discussion about an “insurance policy” to keep Donald Trump out of office.
Peter Strzok sent a text message to his mistress, Page, on August 15, 2016. The following message is in reference to Andrew McCabe. “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office…that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected…but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.”
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” Strzok wrote.
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat down for a radio interview and explained that the anti-Trump FBI agent no longer had security clearance as a result of his actions.
The Hill reports:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued a subpoena on Friday commanding FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify before the committee next week, despite Strzok’s offer to testify voluntarily.
Strzok’s testimony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., according to a press release from the Judiciary Committee.
“The Committees have repeatedly requested to interview Mr. Strzok regarding his role in certain decisions, but he has yet to appear,” the statement said. The committee was referring to the joint investigation between the Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee examining the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 presidential election.
Strzok was taken off of special counsel Robert Muller’s probe into alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election following the release of numerous anti-Trump text messages between himself and his colleague/lover Lisa Page.
Peter Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman sent a statement to the Hill yesterday, in which he explained that his office had problems with the fact that the committee issued Strzok a subpoena.
He stated, “We regret that the Committee felt it necessary to issue a subpoena when we repeatedly informed them that Pete was willing to testify voluntarily.”
It was just a few days beforehand that Goelman wrote to Goodlate, explaining that a subpoena was “wholly unnecessary.” He stated that his client would cooperate with the request for his testimony.
“Special Agent Strzok, who has been fully cooperative with the [Justice Department] Office of Inspector General, intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee and any other Congressional committee that invites him,” he went on.