Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced in a press release Monday that his Committee would debate and vote on a subpoena authorization related to the FISA abuse investigation and oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
The Committee is expected to vote on the subpoena authorization at its June 4, 2020, executive business meeting.
According to the Monday press release, Senator Graham’s subpoena authorization covers a number of documents, communications, and testimony from witnesses, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, and others.
Witnesses, documents, and other materials covered by Graham’s subpoena authorization:
- Documents and communications referenced in, and testimony at a hearing or deposition of any individual named or identified by pseudonym in, the report titled “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General
- Documents and communications related to, and the testimony at a hearing or deposition of any current or former executive branch official or employee involved in, the Crossfire Hurricane investigation (including investigations opened under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella) or the receipt or analysis of reports prepared by Christopher Steele (commonly referred to as the “Steele dossier”)
Under Senate Judiciary Committee rules, the Chairman cannot unilaterally issue a subpoena. The Chairman can ONLY issue a subpoena with the consent of the Ranking Member or by a Committee vote. If approved by a majority of the Committee, the subpoena authorization gives the Chairman the ability to issue a subpoena for witnesses, documents or other materials.
Graham is also seeking documents, communications, and testimony at a hearing or deposition related to any aforementioned matter from 50 witnesses. Continued Below
Senator Graham included the following list of individuals he plans to subpoena:
Trisha Anderson, Brian Auten, James Baker, William Barr, Dana Boente, Jennifer Boone, John Brennan, James Clapper, Kevin Clinesmith, James Comey, Patrick Conlon, Michael Dempsey, Stuart Evans, Tashina Gauhar, Carl Ghattas, Curtis Heide, Kathleen Kavalec, David Laufman, Stephen Laycock, Jacob Lew, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCord, Denis McDonough, Arthur McGlynn, Jonathan Moffa, Sally Moyer, Mike Neufield, Sean Newell, Victoria Nuland, Bruce Ohr.
Nellie Ohr, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, John Podesta, Samantha Power, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Sarah Raskin, Steve Ricchetti, Susan Rice, Rod Rosenstein, Gabriel Sanz-Rexach, Nathan Sheets, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Glenn Simpson, Steve Somma, Peter Strzok, Michael Sussman, Adam Szubin, Jonathan Winer, Christopher Wray, and Sally Yates. Continued Below
The FBI committed 17 “significant” errors and omissions in applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign aid Carter Page, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General, Michael Horowitz.
Further, the FBI relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to obtain the FISA warrants. FBI officials had withheld information that undermined the credibility of the dossier and its author, Christopher Steele, the IG said, noting that “a number of people” at the FBI knew Democrats had funded the dossier.
According to recently unsealed testimony to Congress, former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, under oath, admitted that the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign split the cost 50-50 for the dossier. According to page 13 of Podesta’s December 2017 testimony:
Official press release from the Senate Judiciary Committee:
— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) May 18, 2020