Rand Paul Offers Amendment To Reveal Obama's Role In Russia Investigation
Former presidents role could in the Mueller probe could soon be known
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered an amendment which would reveal former President Barack Obama's role in Trump Russia investigation and the debunked Steele dossier.
If approved, Paul’s amendment would alter a resolution which requests the attorney general to release special counsel Robert Mueller's full report.
The resolution passed the House by a vote of 420-0 and is now before the Senate.
“What we need to discover, and we do not yet know, was President Obama involved? Was this done for partisan purposes? Was this done to try to elect Hillary Clinton?” Paul asked on the Senate floor.
Mueller submitted his report on alleged Russian collusion to Attorney General William Barr, concluding the 22-month investigation into Russia's potential interference in the Trump campaign.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said the House Intelligence Committee has enough evidence to establish that the investigation of the Trump campaign began earlier than July 2016.
If Nunes is correct, the bureau will be forced to produce evidence it used to launch the investigation.
According to Epoch Times: Paul’s amendment also calls for the public release of all documents relating to the communications of several Obama administration officials, including the former president himself, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Susan Rice, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr.
Paul’s amendment, if enacted, would also call on Brennan and Clapper to testify before Congress.
Paul noted that Brennan and Clapper have both lied to the Senate.
“In addition to the Mueller report, what we need to know, was there malfeasance? Was there a misuse of government power?
"Did President Obama’s administration get involved in the election to try and manipulate and infiltrate the Trump campaign to entrap them or try to spread incorrect information?” Paul asked.
“We need to know that.”
In addition to disproving the collusion allegations, Mueller’s report is the ultimate blow to the credibility of the Steele dossier.
The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the dossier and the FBI used it, without due verification, to secure a warrant to spy on former Trump-campaign volunteer Carter Page.
Former British spy Christopher Steele compiled the dossier by paying second- and third-hand sources with ties to the Kremlin.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion “conclusively” exonerates presdient Donald Trump, but not former president Barack Obama.
McConnell blamed the Obama administration for not dealing with alleged Russia election interference three years ago.