Peter Strzok has been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees. His lawyer says that he may decide not to testify, subpoena or no subpoena.
Aitan Goelman, the attorney for Strzok, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday:
“My client will testify soon, somewhere, sometime. We just got this subpoena today, so I don’t know whether or not we are going to be testifying next Tuesday in front of these two particular House subcommittees.”
Strzok was the top investigator on the Hillary email investigation as well as on the Trump/Russian collusion hoax. His texts to his lover Lisa Page were filled with praise for Hillary and derision of Donald Trump, yet he says that his beliefs did not affect his decision making. He was also involved in the FISA warrants and the questioning of Michael Flynn. There is much he knows, but little that he plans to reveal.
Strzok served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team until July 2017, when his text messages were found. Republicans have zeroed in on the text messages, saying that Strzok’s overt bias might have influenced his actions on the Clinton and Russia investigations.
Strzok told Page that “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming president in one Aug. 8, 2016 text.
Prior to the private session in late June, Goelman offered Strzok up for a public hearing, but the attorney retracted the offer over what he fears is “a trap” set by House Republicans.
In a statement issued to CNN on Monday, Goelman accused Republicans of having “sharpened their knives” against Strzok in the closed deposition in preparation for a public hearing.
Goelman told Cuomo on Tuesday he believes the House GOP inquiry “is not a search for truth.”
So Strzok’s lawyer is worried about the truth? Then why is he having his client avoid telling it? Maxine Waters blames Trump for not telling the truth and is calling for his impeachment. (Just kidding!)