Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed on Saturday that he wants to “subpoena” FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCable and Peter Strzok, the FBI official who was removed from the agency’s Russia probe after his anti-Trump text messages came to light.
“We're going to subpoena Andrew McCabe, subpoena Peter Strzok,” Jordan said.
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“Let’s get all the documents, let’s bring them in for depositions,” the Republican added. “Let’s put them on the same witness stand that Rosenstein sat in last week and Sessions sat on a few weeks ago and ask them the same tough questions so the American people can get the answers.”
Republicans have shifted their focus to McCabe after thousands of texts messages between Strzok and fellow FBI official Lisa Page were released. One of the messages included a reference to an “insurance policy” against then-candidate Donald Trump, Fox News reported:
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office - that there’s no way he gets elected - but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok texted on Aug. 15, 2016. “It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
There has been speculation that “Andy” is actually McCabe.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told “Fox and Friends” the text message concerns him the most.
“Andy is presumably Andrew McCabe ... and this text is very troubling because it suggests that they’re doing something, they have a plan to take action to make sure that Donald Trump does not get elected president of the United States at the highest levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” Goodlatte said.
In other text messages Strzok and Page refer to Trump as an “idiot” and worse.