In the ‘slow-as-molasses-in-January Crossfire Hurricane saga’, which has crawled along for four long years, a Republican-led Senate committee finally voted yesterday to move forward to subpoena 41 Obama-era officials, relevant to the investigation.
Individuals to be subpoenaed and deposed include Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, CIA director John Brennan, National Intelligence Director James Clapper and State Department official Jonathan Winer, as well as political supporters Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer.2020-08-09 RHJ letter re Investigation history purpose goals 1805
‘Crossfire Hurricane’ is the FBI code name for an investigation that it opened during the 2016 election campaign to investigate allegations that then-Candidate Donald J. Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia.
As shown in the meme above, it includes the hoax Steele dossier to justify the spying, which led to the unmasking of conversations that should have been left private, giving an excuse to ‘blame the Russians’ for everything and ultimately fueled the animus for career FBI agents to doctor their own memos to bolster crimes they invented to hamper the Trump Administration’s key team members.
That it’s taken four years to get here can only be attributed to the sloths in government, or that it’s all part of a plan to unveil the extent of all these crimes on voters about to enter the polls in just six weeks.
As the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved moves to subpoena and take depositions, Democrats charge that the panel’s inquiry is the ulterior motive to boost the President’s re-election campaign, according to Reuters.
The opposite is true. The Trump camp denied any collusion accusations and charged that the FBI had been weaponized by the Obama administration and the investigation into Trump was politically motivated.
After two long years and $40 million hard-earned taxpayer dollars, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the FBI’s allegations could find no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
The committee on Wednesday did not vote to move forward with a subpoena for Bridget Brink, the U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia, who is related to an investigation which Committee Chairman Ron Johnson is conducting into corruption in Ukraine involving Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
That move could be seen to avoid the appearance of political impropriety, but the biggest names left off the list, former President Obama and Vice President Biden, were the only breathing room left for the Democratic Party.