House Judiciary set to subpoena FBI agent Peter Strzok 'very soon,' member says

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify Goodlatte: Administration undercut law, Congress by setting refugee cap Virginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence MORE (R-Va.) is set to subpoena FBI agent Peter Strzok “very soon,” committee member Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotDems seek to rebuild blue wall in Rust Belt contests Support the Trademark Licensing Protection Act Congress losing faith in Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi MORE (R-Ohio) said Friday.

“It’s my understanding that Chairman Goodlatte will be subpoenaing him very soon,” Chabot, who is running to be the next Judiciary chairman, said on Hill.TV’s “Rising." “Maybe a subpoena won’t be necessary, but it looks like it probably will.”

Strzok, an FBI investigator, was removed from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russia's election meddling after it was revealed that, during the 2016 campaign, he had sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, Lisa Page, with whom he was having a relationship.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report last week on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPompeo: 'We've not been successful' in changing US-Russia relations Michael Moore ties Obama to Trump's win in Michigan in 2016 The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’? MORE private email investigation cited a previously undisclosed text message from Strzok to Page saying that they would "stop" Trump from becoming president.

A week ago, Goodlatte triggered the process for subpoenaing Strzok by officially notifying the top Democrat on the panel. But the next day, Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman sent a letter to Goodlatte saying his client would voluntarily testify before the Judiciary panel and that Goodlatte’s pursuit of a warrant was “wholly unnecessary,” according to CNN.

Strzok “has been fully cooperative with the DOJ Office of Inspector General" and "intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee and any other Congressional committee that invites him,” Strzok’s attorney wrote to Goodlatte.

Goelman said on Tuesday that Strzok had been escorted out of the FBI amid an internal review of his conduct.

—Scott Wong