GOP rep: FBI, DOJ will be subpoenaed over Clinton, Trump investigations

GOP rep: FBI, DOJ will be subpoenaed over Clinton, Trump investigations
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The House Judiciary Committee will issue subpoenas for testimony from key figures at the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that were involved with the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 Pelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' Election meddling has become the new normal of US diplomacy MORE’s email server and other election-year controversies, Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Democrat accuses GOP of opposing DC statehood because of 'race and partisanship' The Hill Interview: Sanford says Trump GOP doing 'serious brand destruction' MORE (R-Ohio) said Tuesday.

Speaking on Fox Business Network, Jordan, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Immigrant advocacy groups shouldn't be opposing Trump's raids Top Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview MORE (R-Va.) was readying subpoenas for four individuals at the agencies that Republicans have accused of bias against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, DOJ official Bruce Ohr and FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

“The chairman of the Judiciary Committee is going to subpoena Lisa Page,” Jordan said. “He’s going to subpoena Bruce Ohr and he’s going to subpoena Peter Strzok and we’re also going to get eventually to Andrew McCabe, as well. We need those people to come in, to be deposed and to put those people on the same stand that [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions and [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein sat on in the past few weeks.”


Strzok was once on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team but was reassigned to the human resources department after it was revealed that he exchanged pro-Clinton/anti-Trump text messages with Page, a fellow FBI agent with whom he was having an affair. Page was also at one point on the special counsel investigation.

Strzok also interviewed several of Clinton’s senior aides as part of the investigation into the former secretary of State's handling of classified material and was reportedly responsible for softening the language the FBI used to describe Clinton’s private server arrangement.

Ohr has attracted GOP scrutiny for the revelation that he met with and had close ties to the opposition research firm and former British spy behind a controversial anti-Trump dossier. Ohr met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele during the campaign, and his wife worked for Fusion GPS.

Jordan said that eventually the committee would look to compel testimony from McCabe, who will meet privately with House Intelligence Committee members this week.

McCabe appears to be referenced in one of Strzok’s texts to Page, in which Strzok alludes to an “insurance policy” in case Trump is elected president.

“We’ve asked fundamental questions of attorney general Sessions, of FBI Director [Christopher] Wray, and deputy director at the Justice Department Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Nadler's House committee holds a faux hearing in search of a false crime House Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe MORE and they will not answer our questions, so now it’s time for subpoenas,” Jordan said.