The game is over for those who were involved in what can only be described as an attempt to remove the duly elected President of the United States.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee cast a vote to give subpoena power to Chairman Ron Johnson on Thursday to look into the origins of the President Donald Trump, Russian collusion hoax.
In a vote along party lines they gave Johnson the power to subpoena whoever he believes he needs to and not have to come back to the committee every time he wants to subpoena someone,” Politico reported.
The Judiciary Committee’s inquiry focuses on the genesis of the counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, in addition to alleged abuses of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act and the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.
The Homeland Security panel’s investigation centers on the presidential transition period, during which Obama administration officials “unmasked” the name of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn from intelligence intercepts.
Unmasking refers to the common practice by national security officials to reveal the identity of individuals involved in conversations subject to surveillance by the government.
“It is our job to investigate and provide the American people a complete accounting of what happened during the last transition,” Sen. Johnson said. “The subpoena authority I am requesting today will help us gather the necessary information.”
They will be doing some of the same work, but Sen. Johnson and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham have vowed to work closely together in their efforts to bring to justice those involved in the hoax.
Graham said he does not intend to investigate what happened during the time when President Trump and his team were transitioning to the White house, as Sen. Johnson will work on that part of the investigation.
But the vote gives both chairmen the power to subpoena those they see fit to assist in thei investigations.
Trump has alleged that top Obama White House officials — and even the former president himself — tried to undermine him and his incoming administration by improperly targeting his associates and advisers. Senate Republicans have mostly echoed those claims, heeding Trump’s calls to launch wide-ranging investigations, including into Hunter Biden, the son of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Democrats, meanwhile, have said the probes are a misuse of the Senate’s oversight authority and simply intended to boost the president’s reelection bid, given the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election and the likelihood that the probes will ensnare Joe Biden.
Democrats, who are terrified that their scheme is going to be exposed for everyone to see, were furious at the vote.
“Senate Republicans are intent on pressing this investigation, and not the serious challenges facing our country that this committee has a responsibility to address,” Democrat Sen. Gary Peters.
And California Sen. Dianne Feinstein argued that the vote gives Johnson and Graham “unbridled authority to go after Obama-era officials” in pursuit of “politically motivated investigations.”
She is concerned that the effort to discover the origins of the politically motivated investigation into President trump is politically motivated. That is hilarious.