Republican Congressman Jim Jordan says the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena senior FBI officials who might be reluctant at to testify.
As Politico reports, Jordan told Fox News on Saturday night that commitee chairman, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has assured him that he will subpoena FBI and Department of Justice officials if he needs to.
Republicans are concerned about the participation of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, attorney Lisa Page, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and Ohr’s wife, Nellie, who may have been an employee of Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is responsible for digging up political dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump.
“Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” said Jordan, a guest on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
Host Jeanine Pirro opened her show with an attack on the FBI, calling it a “crime family.”
Goodlatte’s office would neither confirm nor deny whether the commitee chair planned to issue subpoena when contacted earlier this week by Politico.
Strzok has become an individual of interest to Republicans as his obtained text messages illustrated a deep oppositon to Trump.
Although Democrats have shrugged off the correspondence as irrelevant, the sheer volume of the anti-Trump messages is a red light to Republicans on the committee.
Strzok was also integral in the FBI investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business. Special Counsel Robert Mueller asked Strzok to join his Russia investiation earlier this year — only to drop him like a hot potato when the agent’s prodigious texts came to light.
Jordan said the revelations of the last month demonstrate just how much the FBI and DOJ were opposed to Donald Trump becoming president.
“President Trump won in spite of the Republican establishment being against him, the Democrats being against him, the elite media being against him and the FBI and Justice Department being against him,” Jordan said.