Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, made a bold vow Tuesday to show the American people the extent of corruption within the Justice Department with its handling of the investigations involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Trump.
Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation, told lawmakers in a closed-door interview that the FBI had received information from an "extremely sensitive source" alleging collusion between the government of Russian Federation and members of the Trump campaign. That the Department of Justice reopens investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails and Carter Page's FISA warrant.
Asked in general terms whether he had "ever been part of the FBI's efforts to infiltrate a US political campaign" or "been part of an effort to put a spy in a USA political campaign", Strzok said no. A report in the New York Post states a number of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents believe a deal was struck and that an agreement was made not to prosecute Clinton. "So my statement there is: We can't consider, we can't take into consideration, the likelihood or unlikelihood of anybody's electoral process".
Peter Strzok (STRUCK) made the comments during a closed-door interview with House lawmakers a year ago. Collins said on the House floor Thursday that he meant to release additional transcripts from that GOP-led probe in the weeks ahead, in the name of transparency.
Strzok made the assertion in response to a question from the committee's Republican investigative counsel, Art Baker. Page has since left the bureau.
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"No he won't. We'll stop it", Strzok replied.
It is past time for someone to look at the other side of the political coin. "So let me if I can, I know I'm testing your memory".
Then-FBI official Peter Strzok testifies before House lawmakers in July. Lynch said a team of career members of the Justice Department and FBI will present her with recommendations on how to proceed once the investigation has concluded and that she plans to accept the guidance.
Page provided a similar explanation during her own closed-door interview, saying she had urged caution in the investigation because if Trump didn't win, there was less of a national security concern. "It is like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you're 40".