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Judiciary Committee Authorizes Chairman Graham to Issue Subpoenas Related to Oversight of FISA Process, Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

“If we have to do it by ourselves, we will. The American people deserve answers to these questions and we intend to get them.”

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the Committee authorized him to issue subpoenas related to oversight of the FISA process and the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

The Committee voted 12-10 to approve the authorization.

Now Graham can issue subpoenas covering a number of documents, communications and testimony from witnesses, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, and others.

“I want to know why all these counterintelligence investigations were opened to begin with.  I think we need to look long and hard at how these investigations got off the rails,” said Graham.

“This Committee is not going to sit on the sidelines and simply move on.  I can assure you we’re not going to be deterred. 

“If we have to do it by ourselves, we will.  The American people deserve answers to these questions and we intend to get them.”  

Witnesses, documents and materials covered by Graham’s subpoena authorization:

  • The subpoena authorization gives the Chairman the ability to issue a subpoena for witnesses, documents or other materials.
  • Documents and communications referenced in, and testimony at a hearing or deposition of any individual named or identified by pseudonym in, the report titled “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General.
  • Documents and communications related to, and the testimony at a hearing or deposition of any current or former executive branch official or employee involved in, the Crossfire Hurricane investigation (including investigations opened under the Crossfire Hurricane umbrella) or the receipt or analysis of reports prepared by Christopher Steele (commonly referred to as the “Steele dossier”).
  • Documents, communications and testimony at a hearing or deposition related to any aforementioned matter from:
  • Trisha Anderson, Brian Auten, James Baker, William Barr, Dana Boente, Jennifer Boone, John Brennan, James Clapper, Kevin Clinesmith, James Comey, Patrick Conlon, Michael Dempsey, Stuart Evans, Tashina Gauhar, Carl Ghattas, Curtis Heide, Kathleen Kavalec, David Laufman, Stephen Laycock, Jacob Lew, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCord, Denis McDonough, Arthur McGlynn, Jonathan Moffa, Sally Moyer, Mike Neufield, Sean Newell, Victoria Nuland, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, John Podesta, Samantha Power, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Sarah Raskin, Steve Ricchetti, Susan Rice, Rod Rosenstein, Gabriel Sanz-Rexach, Nathan Sheets, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Glenn Simpson, Steve Somma, Peter Strzok, Michael Sussman, Adam Szubin, Jonathan Winer, Christopher Wray, and Sally Yates.

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