Obamagate, for the moment, has taken a backseat to coverage of the pandemic, national protests and rioting taking place across the country, but the distraction will be short lived as the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings start up this week.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to testify before the Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Judiciary Committee’s “Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Day 1” on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
“Mr. Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,” Sen. Graham said.
“Crossfire Hurricane” is the FBI’s internal code name for the bureau’s original investigation launched by the FBI into whether members of the Trump campaign were colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, the investigation culminating in a finding of no collusion by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team.
Other movements in the case could be forthcoming from the declassification of documents, including Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s recorded phone calls, that actually exonerated him from the charges at the center of his three-year long court battle. On Friday, a group of outside jurists led by Leslie McAdoo Gordon as amici curiae in General Flynn’s case, filing their brief in support of the Government’s motion to dismiss his case.Amicus Brief of Federal Practitioners
The big fish many are waiting to see in the frying pan is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over deleting 30,000 emails that had been subpoenaed and her role in the death of four American soldiers and an ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.
In March, Judicial Watch served a subpoena, authorized by a DC federal court, on Google to produce all Clinton emails from a Google account believed to contain former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. It is not known whether or not Google has complied with the May 13th deadline or if Clinton is still fighting to keep those from the court.
A federal judge ordered former Clinton to give a deposition under oath over a years-old lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch regarding her rresponse to the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, but the date she would testify and if she is actually to comply was unknown, though many are holding breath for news on the case in June.
U.S. District Court Royce Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, said in court filings that written answers provided by Clinton to questions from Judicial Watch were “incomplete, unhelpful, or cursory, at best.”