FBI Agent Peter Strzok says he's willing to testify before Congress with no stipulations.
Strzok was removed from Mueller's team after a series of anti-Trump text messages were discovered that Strzok had exchanged with another FBI official. Strzok was also heavily involved in the investigation into Hillary Clinton.
As reported by cbsnews.com
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.
The Post writes that Strzok "wants the chance to clear his name and tell his story." His attorney Aitan Goelman told the paper that Strzok "intends to answer any question put to him, and he intends to defend the integrity of the Clinton email investigation, the Russia collusion investigation to the extent that that's a topic, and his own integrity."
I'm not sure how Strzok expects to prove the integrity of either investigation, considering his involvement, and the things he said through text messages, even to the point of saying he would stop Trump from taking office.
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