In an 8-6 vote, the Senate Homeland Security Committee, headed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), has approved requests to subpoena several key figures from the Obama Department of Justice, where were involved in spying on President Trump and setting up the fake Russia collusion narrative.
Key higher ups who fall under the purview of the new subpoenas include former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, and several other key Obama administration officials as part of the John Durham investigation into the origins of the Russia collusion probe.
Subpoenas for Sidney Blumenthal, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI agent Joe Pientka, former ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, former FBI director of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, former White House national security adviser Susan Rice, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI counsel Lisa Page, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who has already plead guilty to making a false statement as part of the investigation and other lesser known players.
The committee issued the approval for subpoenas that would allow investigators to take depositions, gather pertinent records, and take testimony of individuals involved in the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, the Mueller Investigation, and the unmasking of U.S. officials that were part of the 2016 Trump campaign, his transition team and administration.
According to Fox News:
The committee further authorized subpoenas for “the production of all records” related to the FBI’s original Russia investigation and the Department of Justice Inspector General’s probe, as well as the process of “unmasking” for James Baker, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, DOJ official Bruce Ohr, FBI case agent Steven Somma, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Teftt, former deputy assistant attorney general Tashina Gauhar; and Stefan Halper.
The committee also authorized subpoenas to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for the production of all records related to the process of “unmasking” U.S. persons or entities affiliated “formally or informally” with the Trump campaign, the Trump transition team or the Trump administration from June 2015 through January 2017.