Attorney General William Barr recently told Fox News that the Justice Department’s inquiry on the Russian probe is honing in on some familiar names.
Barr chose the eminently capable U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead the investigation, and his remarks have lead Trey Gowdy to deduce that Durham has disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok in his sights.
Per the Washington Examiner:
“Keep in mind. Peter Strzok, that I think is now a household name, has his fingerprints on every aspect of this,” Gowdy said on Fox News on Wednesday.
Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who served as a Republican congressman from South Carolina, mapped out Strzok’s integral role throughout investigations underlying the 2016 election.
“From initiating it in the summer of 2016 to the Hillary Clinton investigation to [special counsel Robert] Mueller to interviewing Michael Flynn,” he said. “So, Peter Strzok would be a name that I would listen for as Durham begins to wind up his work.”
Strzok took part in the Russia and Hillary Clinton email investigations. He authored the “opening electronic communication” that initiated the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. After DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz uncovered anti-Trump text messages between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Republicans accused them of being part of a plot to undermine Trump.