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FBI's Strzok Says He'll Testify to Congress on Anti-Trump Texts

The amorous pair confided in each other their views about Trump using words like'idiot''loathsome''menace and'disaster – apparently not realizing that their cellphones and wireless accounts were subject to search by government investigators FBI agent removed from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts says he's willing to testify before Congress
Deanna Wagner | 18 June, 2018, 09:15

Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election, says he is willing to testify before Congress. Strzok played a key role in the Clinton email investigation and was one of Mueller's top deputies before he was reassigned following the discovery of anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with another FBI official. He was removed from Mr. Mueller's office previous year after.

In the August 8, 2016 exchange, Page questioned whether Trump would become president.

Then he went off on "sick loser" Strzok who he accused of "giving Crooked Hillary a free pass".

In the aftermath of the tweetstorm, Axios also noted that Trump did not have all the facts right, writing, "The DOJ report found that Strzok's biases didn't impact the Clinton investigation".

He said Strzok is willing to testify without immunity and would not use the fifth amendment in answering questions.

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President Donald Trump weighed in on the report Saturday, tweeting the FBI's handling of the Clinton email probe "will go down as a dark and unsafe period in American History!"

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte started his committee's process on Friday to issue a subpoena for Strzok to testify as part of the House GOP investigation into the FBI's actions in the 2016 election, two sources familiar with the subpoena told CNN on Friday.

Page was an Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer but has since left the agency. Right?!" to which Strzok responded, "No. While anti-Trump texts between Strzok and Page were revealed months ago, Republicans zeroed in on an exchange first disclosed in the new report.

He said there was "no question" that Strzok regrets sending anti-Trump messages, but added: "I think what he was doing is expressing his political opinions in what he thought was a private text conversation, and he regrets that this has been weaponized by people with political motivations to try to discredit the Mueller investigation". In one text four days before the election, Page told Strzok that the "American presidential election, and thus, the state of the world, actually hangs in the balance".

"The kind of drumbeat - the repeated assertion of bias and the investigation was infected by anti-Trump bias - it's completely illogical because the only thing that Pete and the FBI's actions or inactions did throughout this period of time benefited Trump and hurt Hillary's electoral chances, " Goelman said.