Senate Authorizes Subpoena Power for Obamagate Investigators
Sen. Lindsey Graham now able to demand testimony from Susan Rice, Comey...
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to give subpoena power to investigators probing the Obamagate scandal.
The committee voted to authorize the investigation to call Obama-era officials to testify on the motivation for the anti-Trump FBI probe into Russian election interference.
The move allows Republican committee chairman Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) to demand testimony and documents from infamous figures implicated in "Obamagate."
Among those expected to be called are former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Susan Rice.
The vote fell along partisan lines and passed 12-10 on Thursday.
"Today, the Judiciary Committee resumed its mission to get to the bottom of Crossfire Hurricane and the Russia investigation by authorizing dozens of new subpoenas to former Obama administration officials involved in these operations," Graham said in a tweet.
Democrats attempted to include in the motion authority to subpoena Trump administration officials.
Those efforts were thwarted by Republicans, however, who accused them of trying to end the probe.
"I'm not going to be stopped," responded Graham.
Today, the Judiciary Committee resumed its mission to get to the bottom of Crossfire Hurricane and the Russia investigation by authorizing dozens of new subpoenas to former Obama administration officials involved in these operations. pic.twitter.com/C65xX5RFmm— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 11, 2020
Republicans and other allies of the president claim that the probe into Russian interference was motivated by a political agenda.
The operation has been widely slammed as a coup to bring down the incoming Trump administration.
Democrats claim the investigation was conducted in good faith and sought to uncover if the Trump campaign had reached out to Russia to obtain information that could have swung the 2016 election.
Dems have failed to provide any evidence of such allegations, however.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, in late May, Attorney General William Barr ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a new investigation into the bombshell Obama-era “unmasking” scandal.
The "Obamagate" controversy has made news in recent weeks after new information regarding actions by former President Barack Obama's administration has come to light.
Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity, DOJ Director of Communications Kerri Kupec told confirmed that “yes,” AG Barr has launched a new investigation.
"So, John Durham, as part of his investigation, had been looking at the issue of unmasking," Kupec told Hannity.