FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was accused of displaying anti-Trump bias throughout the Justice Department’s inspector general report, has agreed to voluntarily appear before Congress.
The offer came via letter sent to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). The letter, written by Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman, addressed reports that Goodlatte had already begun procedures to subpoena Strzok. “While you are, of course, free to continue pursuing this process, it is wholly unnecessary,” Goelman wrote.
Strzok became a media sensation when it was revealed he and FBI attorney Lisa Page exchanged text messages in 2016 stating they would “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. The two were found to be having an intimate affair at the time.
Goleman’s letter stated Strzok would testify without immunity and that he would not plead the Fifth Amendment to questioning.
Strzok was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s meddling of the presidential election when the anti-Trump text messages first surfaced last year.
Despite the uncovering of politically bias messages, Peter Strzok remains employed by the FBI.
Watch: Rep. Jim Jordan asks, “Why is Peter Strzok still working for the FBI?”