So far, however, the Mueller investigation has not shown any ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The same day, Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to the F.B.I. and the D.O.J. demanding more information about the conversations between F.B.I. lawyer Lisa Page and Strzok, the latter of whom also played a key role in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server at the State Department.
Given what we know now about Strzok, it's not just the impartiality of the Mueller probe that has been called into question: Strzok was also involved in the interview of Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn - and, even more notably, the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email scandal. Most GOP lawmakers believe that Clinton got off too easy, while Democrats say that Comey's public pronouncements about Clinton's case helped cost her the election.
The Times said Strzok was "reassigned this summer from Mr. Mueller's investigation to the FBI's human resources department, where he has been stationed since". "The more we hear about how the FBI handled the investigations involving Hillary Clinton, the more we understand that she received special treatment, and that is unacceptable".
Over the weekend, Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, directed his staff to write up legislation that would hold the Federal Bureau of Investigation in contempt of Congress. Nunes cited media reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had removed Strzok from his investigative team after discovering that he and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, his alleged mistress, had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging President Trump and supporting Hillary Clinton. When Strzok was found to have sent pro-Hillary, anti-Trump texts to his mistress past year, he was dismissed from the investigation.
Reports have surfaced suggesting Comey might have drafted a statement exonerating Clinton prior to the completion of the investigation.
Following up on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, revealed the political inclinations of at least one member of Mueller's team.
"For me, this question is why", Perry said at the press conference.
Representative Jerrold Nadler told Wray he expected the attacks on the FBI to grow louder as the special counsel's investigation continues and the "walls close in around the president". "I don't want to be pessimistic, but I have little reason to be optimistic".
"We may be, when we conclude, in a situation where we don't choose to have a committee vote on anything; where our intent is to lay the facts down", Burr said Wednesday.
The story goes back to January, when President Donald Trump attempted to enforce a temporary travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries. "I have no basis for concluding that she was untruthful with us".