(National Sentinel) Crosshairs: Two members of the powerful House Judiciary and Oversight Committees have subpoenaed key figures in an ongoing probe into FBI and Department of Justice corruption last year involving the campaigns of President Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton.
As reported by The Hill, Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, asking them to make FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI chief of staff Jim Rybicki available for “transcribed interviews.”
“In particular, the investigation is looking into the FBI and the Justice Department’s handling of two investigations: the probe into Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State and the investigation into possible ties between Trump campaign associates and Russia,” The Hill reported.
McCabe, who has come under increasing scrutiny by Republicans over his alleged involvement in plotting a scheme to prevent Trump from becoming president, testified before the House Intelligence Committee for nearly eight hours Tuesday.
McCabe was implicated the plot in a series of texts exchanged between FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and Page. Strzok disparaged political figures of both parties in the texts, including Trump, whom he called an “idiot.”
The three may have discussed what Strzok described as an “insurance policy” against a Trump victory, which mentioned “Andy’s office.”
Andy is believed to be McCabe.
What is odd to some observers is that Strzok appears to have escaped scrutiny by Goodlatte and Gowdy for now, as his name did not appear on the short list of key figures both committees are now seeking to interview.
“Republican lawmakers have grown frustrated with what they have said is an unwillingness by the the FBI to share details about its handling of both investigations,” The Hill reported further, adding that the request could be a precursor to a subpoena.
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