Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok has opted for voluntarily testify before Congress, his attorney has told lawmakers, potentially heading off a subpoena for him to seem.
Strzok’s role in FBI investigations into both Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump drew the attention of Republicans in Congress once the publication of texting he or she exchanged having an FBI attorney. Included, Strzok and attorney Lisa Page were critical of politicians including Trump.
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"Special agent Strzok, who’s got been fully cooperative when using the DOJ Office from the Inspector General, intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee as well as other Congressional committee that invites him," Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, wrote within a letter dated Saturday to deal with Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
POLITICO previously reported that Goodlatte was getting ready to subpoena Strzok’s testimony. Some other committees would like to hear from him.
Strzok was a key figure out the Justice Department inspector general’s report yesterday to the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s using a person email server while she was secretary of state. Republicans, specifically, were outraged by the text exchange with Page whereby she asked whether Trump would become president.
"No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it," Strzok responded.
Republicans have pointed into the message as proof that animosity toward Trump led the FBI to check out the president. The IG figured Strzok, Page and other officials used highly inappropriate language when they talk about Trump, but he would not find political bias while in the Clinton investigation. The inspector general’s report failed to cover the Russia probe.
Kyle Cheney brought about this report.