Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham revealed this week that his committee has authorized subpoenas for over 50 officials who worked in the Obama administration and played a role in the Russia investigation.
Graham, who committee is looking into the origin of the Russia probe, said he has received official authorization to issue subpoenas related to the FISA applications and the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
The committee voted in favor of the authorization in a 12-10 vote.
Now, Graham can issue subpoenas seeking documents, communications, and testimony from witnesses, including fired FBI Director James Comey, fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former DNI Chief James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and others.
“I want to know why all these counterintelligence investigations were opened to begin with. I think we need to look long and hard at how these investigations got off the rails,” Graham said, Fox News reported.
“This Committee is not going to sit on the sidelines and simply move on. I can assure you we’re not going to be deterred. If we have to do it by ourselves, we will. The American people deserve answers to these questions and we intend to get them,” he added.
Despite major pushback from Democrats, Graham said questions still remain over whether the FBI, DOJ, and other top law enforcement agencies conspired to spy on the Trump campaign.
“It’ll be a collaborative process, but you’re trying to stop me from doing something I think the country needs to do and I’m not going to be stopped,” Graham said.
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