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 ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE’s email server and other election-year controversies, Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Jim Jordan reveals he had COVID-19 this summer The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows MORE (R-Ohio) said Tuesday.

Speaking on Fox Business Network, Jordan, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteFight breaks out between Jordan, Nadler over rules about showing video at Garland hearing The job of shielding journalists is not finished Bottom line MORE (R-Va.) was readying subpoenas for four individuals at the agencies that Republicans have accused of bias against President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips 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.”

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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 RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE and they will not answer our questions, so now it’s time for subpoenas,” Jordan said.