Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham on Friday sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr formally asking him to make witnesses available for the committee’s probe into ‘Crossfire Hurricane.’
The FBI opened a counter-intel investigation into the Trump campaign in July of 2016 dubbed ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ and initially focused on George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, General Flynn and Carter Page.
McCabe admitted in an interview that the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane based on information about Trump camp volunteer George Papadopoulos.
Recall, Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious Maltese professor who is now presumed to be deceased, approached Papadopoulos in the Spring of 2016 and tried to plant a story on him about the Russians having Hillary Clinton’s ‘missing’ State Dept emails.
Papadopoulos then met with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer in a London pub where it was reported Papadopoulos bragged about receiving ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton from the Russians.
Downer then reported this info on Papadopoulos back to his intelligence officials, who then contacted the FBI.
A few months later, the FBI used Christopher Steele’s Hillary-funded garbage dossier as a pretext to obtain four FISA warrants on the Trump campaign.
So after 3 and a half years and many lives destroyed, Lindsey Graham is just now getting around to calling in witnesses.
“As you are aware, the Committee is continuing to investigate matters related to the Justice Department and the FBI’s handling of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, including the applications for, and renewals of, a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Warrant on Carter Page,” Lindsey Graham wrote.
Graham asked Barr to make available over a dozen witnesses for transcribed interviews including James Comey, Sally Yates, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr and others.
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