House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Tuesday that a subpoena could soon be issued to anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok. 

Strzok, who was escorted out of an FBI office Monday but remains employed by the bureau, has been at the center of the controversy over whether top FBI and DOJ officials showed bias in their handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and the Trump-Russia probe. 

Strzok, who exchanged numerous Trump-bashing text messages with a former colleague with whom he was romantically involved, has said he would testify before Congress voluntarily, but Goodlatte said on "The Story" there has been no word on when that might happen. 


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"He has not pinned himself down on when. So we are imminently going to issue a subpoena for him to appear next week," said Goodlatte, who appeared for the interview alongside House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).

Goodlatte said he's "open to working with [Strzok]" on whether his testimony would be public or in a closed session, but urged Strzok's attorney to contact him if he is indeed volunteering to testify. 

"He has to do it on our timetable, not on his," he explained. 

Earlier on Tuesday at a hearing, Rep. Gowdy went after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over his determination that the FBI's handling of the Clinton and Russia investigations was not motivated by political bias.

Watch the interview above.


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