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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced that former FBI director James Comey will be testifying before the committee at the end of September to discuss the early stages of the Russia investigation, known by the codename Crossfire Hurricane. After a Justice Department Inspector General report revealed details of how the FBI's applications for warrants to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page contained errors and omissions, while relying on ex-British spy Christopher Steele's unverified dossier, Graham has been out to find out exactly who was responsible. COMEY NEEDS TO ANSWER ON FISA ABUSE IN UPCOMING TESTIMONY, SEN. MIKE LEE SAYS "The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane," Graham said. "Former FBI Director James...
    Bradley Cortright September 17, 2020 0 Comments Former FBI Director James Comey will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his agency’s Russia probe, the committee’s chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says. Graham has been investigating the origins of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” probe – which looked into whether members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign coordinated with Russian operatives to swing the election. “The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane,” Graham said during an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday night. He noted that Comey will appear before his committee on September 30.  He continued, “I appreciate Mr. Comey coming before the committee, and he will be respectfully treated but asked hard questions. We are negotiating...
    The Senate Homeland Security Committee authorized committee chairman Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to subpoena 40 people, including many top Obama administration officials, in connection with a Senate probe into the Russian collusion investigation into the Trump campaign. The committee voted along party lines eight to six on Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for dozens of Obama administration officials as Johnson investigates the origin of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. The committee had approved subpoenas for 33 people during a July meeting, but Democrats objected on procedural grounds and forced a new vote on Wednesday that included subpoenas for seven more people, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The new additions under Johnson’s subpoena power include...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham revealed that former FBI Director James Comey will testify in his probe of alleged FBI misconduct just weeks before the November elections. Graham, a Trump loyalist who has been probing the FBI's 'Crossfire Hurricane' investigation that kicked off the Russia probe, announced the development on Fox News host Sean Hannity's program.   "The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane,' he said. Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in a Senate GOP-run probe of the 'Crossfire Hurricane' investigation that kicked off the Russia probe Graham said Comey had agreed to come voluntarily, without need for a subpoena. He indicated an ongoing push to bring in...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham praised FBI Director Christopher Wray for the bureau’s cooperation with the Republican’s investigation into the Trump-Russia investigators as the 2020 election looms. After meeting with Graham in late August, Wray sent the senator a letter last week that was made public Tuesday in which the bureau highlighted “the many meaningful steps taken under Director Wray's leadership to ensure the failures of Crossfire Hurricane are not repeated” and vowed that “the FBI continues to cooperate fully with this Committee's investigation.” Graham’s office said that he “has continued to press the FBI for answers about how and why the Crossfire Hurricane investigation got so off track.” “I very much appreciate this update from the...
    Senate investigators interviewed an FBI official steeped in the inquiry into ties between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia that Republicans have said was a corrupt mess created by the Obama administration. FBI agent Joseph Pientka, who led the portion of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation focused on retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was interviewed for "multiple hours" in a closed setting by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Oversight Committee, sources first told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge. Pientka's testimony has been sought since 2018, when Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley was head of the judiciary panel, but investigators had been denied up until now. The exact timing of the interview was not shared,...
    A charging document filed in Washington by U.S. Attorney John Durham on Friday kindled fresh speculation about where the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation is headed. Near the top of the five-page filing, which lays out a single false statement charge against former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith for altering a CIA email in the course of seeking renewed permission to wiretap onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, is a brief description of how the bureau began its investigation into whether there was coordination between associates of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russia. "On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a Foreign Agents Registration Act ('FARA') investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane into whether individual(s) associated with the Donald J....
            by Chuck Ross  Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray last week for all documents related to Crossfire Hurricane, the investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. The subpoena, issued on Aug. 6, calls for Wray to produce all of the documents related to the probe by Aug. 20. Johnson is also demanding that Wray hand over all records that the FBI provided the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general for its scathing report on Crossfire Hurricane. The Wisconsin Republican also announced on Monday that he intends to subpoena Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official who served as a...
    Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray last week for all documents related to Crossfire Hurricane, the investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. The subpoena, issued on Aug. 6, calls for Wray to produce all of the documents related to the probe by Aug. 20. Johnson is also demanding that Wray hand over all records that the FBI provided the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general for its scathing report on Crossfire Hurricane. The Wisconsin Republican also announced on Monday that he intends to subpoena Jonathan Winer, a former State Department official who served as a key liaison between dossier author Christopher Steele...
    A top Republican senator subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday to appear before the Senate and produce "all records" related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Russian election interference and allegations of Trump-Russia collusion. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, includes a request for the documents the FBI handed over to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz for his damning report the surveillance of onetime Trump campaign associate Carter Page and the bureau’s reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s flawed dossier. Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also demanded Wray deliver documentation connected to requests from November 2016 through December 2017 made to the...
    Sally Yates, the former deputy US attorney general, is testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Follow below on Fox News' live blog. Mobile users click here.Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached here.
    In the last week, Judicial Watch released eighty new pages of documents relating to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. The new release shows top Obama White House officials scrambling to “evolve” their false claims that the attack began “spontaneously” in response to an anti-Muslim YouTube video. This was part of a coordinated campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” The Benghazi lie was pushed heavily by then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who was dispatched to five Sunday morning political talk shows to peddle the YouTube...
    When the Department of Justice announced that, after Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, it would drop the case before sentencing, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked a retired colleague, John Gleeson, to write an amicus brief in opposition to their decision. Gleeson filed that brief on Wednesday, using words like “preposterous” and referring to arguments that “frankly, make no sense.” It was an evisceration of the rationalizations put forward by the attorney general. But it all comes down to this. The reasons offered by the Government are so irregular, and so obviously pretextual, that they are deficient. Moreover, the facts surrounding the filing of the Government’s motion constitute evidence of gross prosecutorial abuse. They reveal an unconvincing effort to...