Strzok To Testify In Closed Hearing Wednesday

Posted: Jun 25, 2018 2:00 PM

FBI Agent Peter Strzok has been subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee to testify on Wednesday explain the role he played in the Trump-Russia, FBI investigation, due to anti-Trump text messages that he exchanged with FBI attorney Lisa Page. The testimony on Wednesday will be a closed deposition, however, a public hearing will take place at a later time. The report was confirmed by Fox News on Friday. 

"I'm expecting honest, forthright answers.

"I think he wants to tell his story. We want to hear it. If he's trying to claim that he's a victim in this process somehow, we have a lot of questions for him about that, too. But the fact of matter is, he is a central figure in both of these investigations. He has a lot of information that it's very important that he share with the American people," Rep. Bob Goodlatte told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Features,” reports CNS News.  

Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio) also weighed in: 

"We're going to have a lot of questions for him (Strzok).  But I think some of the things are, who did he talk to in the course of the Russian investigation?"

On July 31, 2016, Peter Strzok opens the Russia investigation. He was the lead agent on that investigation, after being, of course, the lead agent on the Clinton investigation as well. He opens that investigation. …on August 15, is the text message that says, we have an insurance policy., obviously, we will want to dig into that...And I will look forward to this deposition. It's scheduled for Wednesday of this week,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told CBS's "Face the Nation" with Margaret Brennan on Sunday.

“Even though Strzok was already willing to go before Congress, the committee issued the order because he wouldn’t confirm a specific date to appear. An attorney for the embattled FBI agent, confirmed to  The Washington Poston Sunday that Strzok wouldn’t plead the Fifth and was willing to testify without securing an immunity deal,” reports Fox

"[Strzok] thinks that his position, character and actions have all been misrepresented and caricatured and he wants an opportunity to remedy that," said Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman.

Strzok was involved with Mueller’s Russia Investigation, before he was taken off the investigation when his anti-Trump text messages were exposed. Furthermore, the DOJ’s IG report released last week revealed text messages between Strzok and Page.

This report revealed the following text conversation between Page and Strzok, which took place back in August of 2016, prior to then-candidate Donald Trump's election night win: 

"[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Page said. 

"No. No he won't. We'll stop it," Strzok responded.