Senate committee authorizes subpoenas in Russia probe targeting Obama officials

Senate committee authorizes subpoenas in Russia probe targeting Obama officials


The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has voted in favor of authorizing over three dozen subpoenas and interviews as part of their probe into the origins of the Russian collusion investigation.

Depositions will now be requested of names like former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

The Senate committee, led by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), will also subpoena dozens of other Obama administration officials. Approximately 40 people are expected to be questioned.

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The GOP-led panel voted 8-6, a party line vote, on Wednesday to move forward with the subpoenas.

Originally, a vote was also planned to authorize a subpoena to Bridget Brink, US ambassador to Slovakia, as part of a separate probe being conducted by the committee on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine during his time as vice president.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who serves on the committee, has repeatedly voiced concerns about

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