(National Sentinel) Deep State: During an appearance on Fox News’ Judge Janine Pirro’s “Justice” program Saturday evening, Rep. Jim Jordan claimed that the House Judiciary Committee plans to issue subpoenas to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, agent Peter Strzok, and Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and his wife and former Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr next week.
The Ohio Republican, who is a member of the committee, has been extremely critical of their involvement in what appears to be a plot to undermine or depose President Donald J. Trump prior to his November 2016 election victory.
He said the subpoenas were part of the committee’s “ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.”
As Politico reported, Republicans on the panel have begun to focus on McCabe, Strzok — who is a top counterintelligence agent — FBI attorney Lisa Page, who was Strzok’s mistress, and Ohrs, especially Nellie Ohr after discovering she worked for the opposition research firm that produced the discredited “Trump dossier.”
Earlier reports noted that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee financed the dossier, in large part.
“Chairman [Bob] Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” Jordan told Pirro.
Politico reported further:
Republicans 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 toward Trump.
Democrats on the panel have dismissed the Republicans’ efforts as nothing but political theater. They also say there is no evidence that Strzok, Page, McCabe and others acted on any of their anti-Trump bias.
But GOP members point out that Strzok was a key investigator in the Hillary Clinton private email scandal, and that he was also tapped earlier this year to join special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Team Trump “collusion” with Russia.
Finally, Republicans further note that Strzok was the one who changed then-FBI Director James Comey’s July 5, 2016, press statement exonerating Clinton from “gross negligence” — a term with distinct legal implications — to “extremely careless,” a term not found in classified handling statutes.
Mueller dropped him from the probe over the summer after learning of texts that discussed an “insurance policy” against a Trump victor.
As for McCabe, the discussion appears to have taken place in his office. Bruce Ohr, formerly a high-ranking DoJ official, was demoted after it was learned he had contacts with Fusion GPS during last year’s presidential campaign.
Also appearing with Pirro was Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla, who also hinted he may seek contempt citations for FBI Director Chris Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they fail to turn over more documents related to congressional inquiries.
Jordan said that recent developments and reports indicate plainly that there were forces at work within the Obama Justice Department and FBI to thwart President Donald J. Trump.
“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.
Watch the exchange:
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