Rep. Jordan: Judiciary Committee Will Subpoena Top FBI, Justice Officials
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, a high-ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that Chairman Bob Goodlatte had committed to issuing subpoenas to top FBI and Justice Department officials to investigate bias in the Russian collusion probe.
Republicans have zeroed in on deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, top counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, 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.
"Chairman 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."
Goodlatte's office declined comment earlier this week when asked if he was considering issuing subpoenas to those agents.
Democrats don't see the need to investigate the investigators:
Democrats 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.
Strzok 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 texts.
If Strzok's biased views on Trump don't matter, why did Mueller demote him?