FBI's Peter Strzok Agrees to Appear Before Lawmakers

FBI's Peter Strzok Agrees to Appear Before Lawmakers

The letter noted that Strzok cooperated fully with the DOJ inspector general, who issued a report last week that was highly critical of the agent.

"This is two weeks into an investigation and he's already prejudged the outcome and we're somehow supposed to believe that that bias was not outcome determinative", Gowdy charged. The inspector general found no evidence connecting their views with "specific investigative decisions", but said that comment and others "implies a willingness to take official action".

Giuliani said last week that he expected Trump and his lawyers to decide on a face-to-face interview by the end of this month. In his emails, Strzok describes himself as a conservative Democrat.

He said the US government is running "child internment camps" at the border. Jeffries asked Republicans. "You know what happened".

Horowitz also suggested that Strzok's bias might have played a role in the FBI's not acting expeditiously in the fall of 2016 to follow up on a new lead related to the Clinton email case.

Horowitz tried to beat back suggestions from Republicans that his office had gone easy on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, insisting "We didn't pull any punches".

"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.

Horowitz declined, saying only that his report did not look at the Russian Federation probe - though he added his office is looking at "campaign-related issues" surrounding that investigation.

"We can't survive with a justice system we don't trust", said Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The inspector general's office is probing possible misconduct in the FBI's safeguarding of its own secrets.

He added that he thinks it is "very close to being thrown out" because it is compromised by what was contained the inspector general's report.

"(Trump's) not ever going to become president, right?

"We knew just by instinct that the NY office was enraged by what Comey had done". Rosenstein has now held three classified briefings with congressional leaders on that topic, and the department says it has provided those members with documents during those briefings. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic. The information was marked confidential, the lowest category of classified information, another person said.

If they do not comply, next steps could include impeachment of top Justice Department officials, holding them in contempt, and passing a resolution to enforce compliance, Nunes told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures".