Over the weekend, Representative Devin Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, has directed his staff to write up the legislation that would hold the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the contempt of Congress. Nunes cited media reports that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had removed Strzok from his investigative team after discovering that he and the Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, his alleged mistress, had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Trump and supporting Hillary Clinton.
Strzok also was one of the two agents who would go on to interview Flynn during the Russian Federation probe. Strzok also was involved in the FBI's investigation of the Clinton email controversy, also reportedly had a hand in editing Comey's initial statement about the case. The investigation has yielded a few indictments of President Donald Trump's allies, including the December 1 plea agreement of Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, for misleading the FBI on January 24.
Strzok had been selected in July 2016 to oversee the Russian Federation probe and was also one of the top investigators of the probe into Hillary Clinton's emails and use of a private server.
Grassley had said in October he wrote a letter to Strzok requesting "voluntary cooperation and a private transcribed interview with the committee", but has received no replies. This was when the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton's email server, and just a few days before then FBI Director James Comey issued his guilty/not-really-guilty/ but really, really careless get out of jail free card to Mrs. Clinton.
The Justice Department's inspector general discovered this summer that Strzok and Page exchanged messages bashing President Trump and supporting 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.
"There are two major controversies plaguing the credibility of the Justice Department and the FBI right now: the Trump/Russia investigation and the handling of the Clinton investigation", Grassley said.
And Trump allies have continued to call for the appointment of a second special prosecutor to investigate Clinton and the Uranium One deal. In the subject field it said: "I am so proud". And in awe. Thank you so much. Trump fired Yates, accusing her of failing to uphold a lawful order that was "designed to protect the citizens of the United States". "All my deepest respects". She remains the chief of the unit, according to her LinkedIn page.
"Your job requires you to have the courage to stand up to the president, Mr. Director", Nadler said.
It is unclear if Clair is still working at the Justice Department.
"We'll decline to comment on personnel questions", the spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon late Tuesday.
Trump did not substantiate his claim that Clinton lied.
"We sent a letter to Attorney General Sessions, Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein, and FBI Director [Christopher] Wray asking them to make available, make public, the application that we believe was taken to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court to enable the spying to take place on Americans associated with the Trump campaign", he said.