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, whose 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.
The committee also agreed that they want to hear from a representative for former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Last week, Graham’s Senate committee held its first hearing into the origins of the Russia probe and FISA warrants used to spy on members of the Trump campaign.
Graham vowed late last year that he would take action against those who abused their power in the Trump-Russia probe.
During an interview in December with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Graham promised to make officials testify.
“I’m going to call every person who signed the warrant application. I’m going to find out why [John] Brennan,” the former CIA director, spoke with former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in September 2016 “to talk about the investigation,” Graham said.
“We’re going to look long and hard at FISA abuse,” he said, adding that “I’m looking at [FBI Director] Christopher Wray to fire somebody at the FBI.”
“Somebody needs to go to jail,” Graham declared, adding, “and I’m looking at [U.S. Attorney John Durham] to hold people criminally accountable for the laws they broke.”
Top brass at the FBI doctored and falsified evidence so they could go after, investigate, and spy on the Trump campaign.