Congressional leaders have reportedly subpoenaed anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify in public; ratcheting up the pressure on the DOJ official just days after he spoke with legislators behind closed doors.
“Congress has subpoenaed embattled, anti-Trump FBI official Peter Strzok to appear before a public hearing next week,” writes Sara Carter.
“The subpoena–issued by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)–scheduled a joint hearing between the Judiciary and Oversight committees for July 10 at 10 a.m., however, it is unknown if Strzok will comply,” she adds.
The recently released DOJ Inspector General report slammed Strzok and others at the Department of Justice over a series of anti-Trump text exchanges before and after the 2016 race for the White House.
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'NOT HELPFUL': Secret Email Shows Strzok ‘WORRIED’ About Hillary Probe
Recently released emails show anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok worried that former President Barack Obama’s public comments would impact the public’s perception of the ongoing Hillary email investigation.
According to Fox News, the communications show Strzok was highly concerned that the President’s statement was “not helpful” and warned the White House “there is a line they need to hold.”
“Below not helpful,” Strzok wrote to top FBI counterintelligence official. “Certainly the WH is going to do whatever it wants, but there is a line they need to hold with regard to the appearance of non-interference.”
The emails echo similar comments made in James Comey’s new tell-all book, where the former FBI chief claims Obama “jeopardized” the Hillary probe by making comments that caused many to question the administration’s role in the investigation.
“Contributing to this problem, regrettably, was President Obama. He had jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility in the investigation,” writes Comey.
ADAM SCHIFF: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Peter Strzok Should Still be at the FBI
Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff admitted he wasn’t sure if anti-Trump DOJ official Peter Strzok should still be employed by the FBI this week, saying he acted “inappropriately” but didn’t go so far as to call for his removal from the agency.
Schiff was speaking with MSNBC’s host Chuck Todd on Sunday when he was asked if Peter Strzok “should still be with the FBI at this point?”
“I don’t know,” Schiff fired-back. “I imagine that the Office of Professional Responsibility will have to make that decision.”
“Certainly these text messages are troubling,” the congressman added. “The fact that they were on a work email, the fact that they were co-mingled with emails discussing business, all that’s problematic.”
Watch Schiff’s comments above.