Jun 17, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Peter Strzok is willing to testify before Congress

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FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation due to his anti-Trump text messages, said in a letter today that he'd be willing to testify before Congress without invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, per The Washington Post.

The big picture: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte had been considering subpoenaing Strzok to testify before Congress, per Politico. Strzok reentered the public eye this week after the Justice Department's inspector general singled out some of his anti-Trump text messages as negatively affecting the public's perception of the FBI, though his political biases ultimately did not tarnish the bureau's 2016 Hillary Clinton email probe.

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