Strzok May Tell House To Pound Sand After Tuesday Subpoena

Beleaguered FBI agent Peter Strzok may not comply with a Congressional subpoena issued Tuesday to testify in public at a joint hearing slated for 10 a.m. on July 10.

Speaking with CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, Strzok's attorney Aitan Goelman said "My client will testify soon, somewhere, sometime. We just got this subpoena today, so I don't know whether or not we are going to be testifying next Tuesday in front of these two particular House subcommittees."

When asked by Cuomo why the answer wasn't an "automatic yes," Goelman replied "Because we have come to the conclusion, forced to come to the conclusion, that this is not a search for truth, it is a chance for Republican members of the House to preen and posture before their most radical, conspiracy-minded constituents."

To be clear, Peter Strzok's attorney just suggested that members of Congress who suspect that his client's well-documented hatred of Donald Trump affected the Trump investigation he spearheaded are "radical" and "conspiracy-minded." 

"From our experience with the committee thus far, it is obvious that they don't want the truth. They don't want to hear what Pete has to say," added Goelman. 

Actually, we suspect they do - as evidenced by the subpoena for open testimony from "Pete." 

As we reported on Tuesday, Strzok testified last Wednesday in a closed door session a week after declaring he would do so "without immunity" and without invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself during questioning over his anti-Trump / pro-Clinton bias while heading up investigations into both candidates.

On Monday, Goelman said in a letter to the committee that they have "sharpened their knives behind closed doors" and will spring a trap on Strzok by seizing "on any tiny inconsistencies" with last week's testimony "to 'prove' that he perjured himself or made false statements," Goelman wrote in the letter somehow obtained by CNN

Having sharpened their knives behind closed doors, the Committee would now like to drag back Special Agent Strzok and have him testify in public — a request that we originally made and the Committee denied” 

Sounding suspiciously like Rudy Giuliani, he continued: “What’s being asked of Special Agent Strzok is to participate in what anyone can recognize as a trap.”

In his email, Goelman wrote that it was “generous to characterize many of these inquiries as ‘questions’” — suggesting instead that the GOP’s closed-door queries had been “political theater and attempts to embarrass the witness” through various leaks.

Among the questions Goelman complained Republicans put to Strzok were one about whether he loved Lisa Page, the recipient of his anti-Trump texts with whom he was having an affair, and another asking “what DO Trump supporters SMELL like, Agent?” — a reference to an August 2016 text Strzok sent in which he told Page he could “SMELL the Trump support” at a Walmart in southern Virginia. -WaPo

Gunpowder and freedom?

Comments

el buitre SybilDefense Wed, 07/04/2018 - 22:17 Permalink

If he doesn't show up, file a warrant (unfortunately with the DoJ) for his arrest.  Let him sit in the slammer until he shows up.  If the DoJ refused to arrest him, then it is up to the Donald to keep firing attorneys until one can be found who will.  If he wants to plead the 5th Amendment, so be it, but make sure that it is televised, and force him to repeat the 5th in its entirety at least 100 times.

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Harry Lightning IridiumRebel Wed, 07/04/2018 - 14:42 Permalink

Absolutely correct ! This little fucking weasel should be in a jail cell, and he should have been fired once the text was exposed where he said to his skank whore that he would prevent Trump from being President. That is sedition, and he should be punished for it.

This crap going on with people inside the Executive branch actively trying to depose their ultimate boss had better end soon, because if it continues without punishing the plotters, the plots will only get more devious and the country will become even more disillusioned with its government.

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gregga777 detached.amusement Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:01 Permalink

For those asking for the evidence "proving" collusion between Trump and Russia: be advised that the so-called Intelligence Agencies do have the technical capabilities of producing highly convincing audio-video documentary evidence of Trump conspiring with Josef Stalin should they be so inclined. And it matters not that Josef Stalin died in 1953. The MSFNM (Mainstream Fake News Media & Entertainment Oligopoly) would pee their panties hyperventilating about that evidence and sadly many Americans would believe it. So, just beware what you wish for. 

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chunga tmosley Wed, 07/04/2018 - 14:26 Permalink

The problem is lack of enforcement.

This was a year and a half ago. It's sickening.

CHAFFETZ ASKS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO UPHOLD INSTITUTIONAL INTERESTS OF CONGRESS

https://oversight.house.gov/release/chaffetz-asks-justice-department-up…

WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Justice Department to convene a grand jury or charge former State Department employee Bryan Pagliano for refusal to appear before a committee of Congress, a violation of 2 U.S.C. § 192.

 

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Space_Cowboy tmosley Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:51 Permalink

Unfortunately, it's not only the individuals, it's the system itself.  It seems the system has become so corrupt and hypocritical that it's become the norm in D.C. to let traitors and criminals skate the Constitutional laws set forth in a clear manner.  It would not surprise me in the least if Congress was more afraid of this guy letting loose dirt on them and just throwing him a few softball questions, and not be under Oath, just like they did with Zuckerturd...

 

Regardless, change is coming in the November 2018 elections, but do take note that never before has so many intelligence agency candidates have ran for political office because their politician puppets can longer hold  up the deteriorating facade of a "sound government".  That's a sign of sheer desperation from the Deep state.

 

You know it's bad when the socialists/wannabe marxists are admitting it, lol:

 

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/dems-m07.html

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