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Justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz is scheduled to testify before the congressional committees in the next month, probably after the release of his long-awaited report on the FBI-Hillary Clinton-examination during the 2016 presidential campaign, has learned from Fox News.

To have both of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee prepares, Horowitz will appear before you at the beginning of June, according to a congressional source.

On Tuesday, Senate judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that his Committee would hold a hearing entitled “investigation of the Inspector General’s First report on the judicial decisions in respect of the 2016 presidential elections” on 5. June.

In June, House Republicans also interview schedule three FBI officials in connection with the Agency’s handling of the Clinton-E-Mail probe, part of the ongoing joint investigation by the house judiciary and Oversight and government Reform Committee.

Interviewed are: Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI counterintelligence division; Michael Steinbach, former head of the Agency, the national security division; and Steinbach predecessor, John Giacalone.


The Priestap, Steinbach and Giacalone interviews were first reported last week by The hill.

Priestap, the monitored probes both the Clinton E-Mail and Russia, is planned a closed-door hearing on may 5. June. Priestap, the head of the FBI-officials Peter Strzok, the anti-Trump texts with a colleague from the Agency employees were congressional investigators to explore.

Priestap appearance comes as a message between the Strzok and the FBI’s lawyer, Lisa page are in the drawing fresh attention since they show Priestap, he went to London, two weeks before the FBI officially reopened its investigation of Russia’s interference in the election. A Congress source questioned Fox News, whether the trip was connected.

In a text, the at the 4. May 2016, Strzok, referred to as the “invoice” is always “back from London next week.”

For more than a year, Horowitz, the assessment of FBI and DOJ actions related to the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private E-Mail server was, while she was Secretary of state under President Barack Obama.

Earlier this month, Horowitz announced that a draft of a report from the Clinton investigation review was completed. He didn’t say when the results of the review to the Ministry and a conference Committee would be, officially, the FBI, the justice.

Horowitz’s investigation dealt with a variety of accusations, including the question of whether it was illegal for the former FBI Director, James Comey, on a public announcement, not to recommend prosecution of the Clinton-E-Mail consultation.

Fox News’ Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson and Bradford contributed Betz to this report.

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.

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