Well this is an unexpected development. One of the FBI agents at the center of the firestorm over the bureau’s involvement in the 2016 election wants to talk. And says he doesn’t want immunity!
CBS News reported:
FBI agent Peter Strzok willing to testify before Congress
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.
A spokesperson for Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, the law firm representing Strzok, confirmed to CBS News that he would be willing to testify without immunity before any congressional committee and would not plead the fifth in response to any questions. The Washington Post first reported Strzok’s willingness to testify.
Strzok had a leadership role in both the Clinton email probe and the early phase of the Russia investigation. New revelations about his communications during the 2016 campaign came to light Thursday in the Department of Justice’s inspector general report about the Clinton email investigation. Strzok has been a frequent target of President Trump and his allies, who argue his conduct was part of a concerted effort on the part of the FBI and DOJ to damage the Trump campaign.
Strzok put himself in this position, not Trump and his allies. Let’s hear what he has to say.