A long-brewing showdown over the Russia “collusion” investigation is breaking into the open.
And CIA stonewalling is taking center stage.
In a remarkably blunt letter published Wednesday, GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin demanded CIA Director Gina Haspel cough up any documents the agency is holding regarding the investigation of claims that the Trump presidential campaign “colluded” with Russian intelligence back in 2016.
The story was part of an information warfare strategy by the Hillary Clinton campaign that metastasized into an FBI investigation called “Crossfire Hurricane” and then grew into an obsession that resulted in a special counsel investigation that plagued the first years of President Donald Trump’s time in office.
The Democratic conspiracy theory collapsed like a house of cards with the release of the Mueller report in spring of 2019 — and special counsel Robert Mueller’s cringe-inducing appearance on Capitol Hill in July