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

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteIt’s time for Congress to pass an anti-cruelty statute DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling House GOP probe into FBI, DOJ comes to an end MORE (R-Va.) is set to subpoena FBI agent Peter Strzok “very soon,” committee member Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotHouse Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 GOP lawmakers offer several locations for Trump address The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump headed to border as shutdown hits Day 20 | Talks fall apart | Emergency plan could set up clash with GOP 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 ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants 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