Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said Saturday
he's gotten a commitment from Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
to subpoena top officials at the FBI and Justice Department
in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against
President Donald Trump.
have zeroed in on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, top
counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa
Page, and former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr
and his wife, Nellie, who reportedly worked for Fusion GPS,
the firm that compiled opposition research on Trump in 2016.
Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those
individuals," said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in an
appearance on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."
office declined comment earlier this week when asked if he
was considering issuing subpoenas to those agents.
have focused on Strzok with greater intensity in recent
days, after the Justice Department released a series of text
messages he sent to Page in 2016 that showed hostility
have dismissed the complaints as a sideshow, noting that FBI
agents are expressly permitted to have political views, so
long as they don't act on them to taint investigations. So
far, they say, no evidence has shown Strzok or Page took any
actions based on their dislike of Trump. Their texts also
revealed disdain for other political figures on both sides
of the aisle.
was a key figure in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's
private email use and was tapped in the spring to join
special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian
meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller dropped
him from the probe over the summer after learning of the
show's host, Jeanine Pirro, a Trump ally, opened her show
with a harsh indictment of the FBI, which she called a
"crime family" under the leadership of former FBI director
James Comey, who Trump fired in May.
said Pirro's opening "was perfect." He was joined on the
show by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who also suggested he
might pursue contempt citations for FBI Director Chris Wray
and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they fail to
turn over more documents related to their inquiries.
said the developments in recent weeks prove that top law
enforcement agencies were working against Trump's election.
Trump won," he said, "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."