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Former Top FBI Agent Peter Strzok Subpoenaed To Appear Before Congress

He's set to appear Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.
Posted at 3:58 PM, Jun 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-24 15:58:13-04

Former top FBI agent Peter Strzok was subpoenaed Friday to appear before Congress concerning his behavior during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Strzok sent negative text messages about then-candidate Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. One read in part: "There's no way [Trump] gets elected — but I'm afraid we can't take that risk."

A report by the a Department of Justice inspector general said Strzok indicated "willingness to take official action to impact [Trump's] electoral prospects."

Strzok says his texts weren't nefarious, and his attorney reportedly said Strzok is willing to testify because he "thinks that his position, character and actions have all been misrepresented." 

He's being called to appear Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.