Republicans Vote To Authorize Subpoenas in Probe of Obama Admin’s Trump Campaign Surveillance

Republicans Vote To Authorize Subpoenas in Probe of Obama Admin’s Trump Campaign Surveillance


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Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to authorize subpoenas and depositions as part of their probe into the FBI’s Russia investigation and Obama administration officials’ role in the presidential transition period.

The 8-6 vote along party lines authorized Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the committee’s chairman, to issue subpoenas and plan closed-door depositions with about 40 individuals, The Hill reported.

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These officials include former FBI Director James Comey, Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and others, according to Politico.

“Our investigation is focused on covering and revealing the truth, but Democrats seem intent at every turn to frustrate and interfere with our oversight efforts,” Johnson said.

The top Democrat on the panel, Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, has accused the

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