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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 10:00 A.M. EST
by Sharon Rondeau
The committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte, made the announcement on November 30.
Among the topics expected to be covered is “the politicization of the Bureau,” which has come to light in recent weeks as reports that FBI agents with an expressed dislike of President Donald Trump have been active on Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s investigations into alleged “Russian collusion” by Trump and his campaign aides and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Another U.S. House committee, the Intelligence Committee, has reportedly prepared subpoenas to the FBI and DOJ after a Monday deadline for the production of documents passed without compliance. On Sunday, Breitbart News reported that the subpoenas follow one issued in August for documentation as to why FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was reassigned from Mueller’s investigation.
Recent revelations have shown that Strzok, who had an affair with a married FBI attorney, showed favor toward Hillary Clinton in thousands of text messages and also was involved in Clinton’s questioning in early July 2016 over the use of her private email server while she was Obama’s secretary of state.
Strzok reportedly played a role in the investigation into Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret), who served briefly as Trump’s national security adviser, with a report published at The Hill Wednesday night that a political agenda was pursued against Flynn by certain FBI agents.