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Schiff: FBI's Strzok Could Offer Important Insight in Russia Probe

Schiff: FBI's Strzok Could Offer Important Insight in Russia Probe

By    |   Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:00 PM

FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was escorted from FBI headquarters last week, could offer a great deal of information for the House Intelligence Committee and its probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday.

"He's expressed a willingness to come to Congress and testify before the relevant committees," the California Democrat told CNN's "New Day."

"There's information and light he could shed on the Russia investigation and what we've been able to learn about Russian plans and intentions in our last election, and coordination with the Trump campaign."

Strzok has come under fire for a series of anti-Trump text messages he shared with FBI attorney Lisa Page, with whom he'd been involved in a romantic relationship. Both played a key role in the investigation into 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

"He's also an important witness in terms of the interactions that James Comey had with the president and the issue of obstruction of justice," said Schiff. "He may also have information about the allegations that we have seen that there were leaks coming out of the FBI office in New York, a strong anti-Clinton bias in the FBI office in New York, and that whether those leaks went to Rudy Giuliani or went to members of Congress with an intent to be influential in the election."

Schiff said he anticipates there could be testimony given in both a classified or unclassified session. Opening the unclassified session would depend on what could be negotiated with Strzok.

"One of the reasons that we agreed as a committee that when the interviews were concluded we would make all the transcripts public is so that this could be shown to the American people," said Schiff. He said that Republicans have committed to making the testimony public in some interviews,but have since "refused to follow through on that commitment."

"You see how often the majority members were acting like defense lawyers for the president rather than true investigators," he said.

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was escorted from FBI headquarters last week, could offer a great deal of information for the House Intelligence Committee and its probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday.
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