There has been a new development in the now-infamous “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation: and it will require that the FBI and Director Christopher Wray put all their cards on the table.
“Crossfire Hurricane” is the code name for the ongoing Russia probe, which started back in July of 2016. Progression slowed for a while but now, it looks like the wheels are back in motion.
In June, the committee voted to subpoena the FBI and other agencies; they wanted information and data from Obama-era officials related to the probe.
Now, the FBI has officially received the first subpoena.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee has given the agency that subpoena, which calls for Director Wray to “produce all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.”
Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) issued the subpoena; here’s a snippet (from Fox News):
This includes, but is not limited to, all records provided or made available to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice for its review.
Wray and the FBI must also hand over “all records related to requests to the General Services Administration or the Office of the Inspector General for the GSA.”
Most importantly, they wish to review the full presidential transition records — an often-debated issue between politicians on Capitol Hill.
The FBI can’t sit on their hands, either:
The subpoena clearly states that the agency must comply with the order, and provide all requested documents by August 20 at 5 p.m. EST.
In response, the FBI issued the following statement:
The FBI has already been producing documents and information to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which are directly responsive to this subpoena.
As always, the FBI will continue to cooperate with the Committee’s requests, consistent with our law enforcement and national security obligations.
Ever since Donald Trump took office, there has been a sea of controversy surrounding Russia, the FBI, and things like the Christphere Steele dossier.
The question now is, what will investigators find when reviewing all these records? Particularly the presidential transition records between 2016 and 2017?
Will they find evidence of any collusion? What role did the FBI really play in this saga?
Perhaps we’ll learn more soon, and those results could have a significant impact on the political climate. In fact, it could even impact the 2020 election.
Either way, investigators should have what they need in less than 10 days.
- The Senate Homeland Security Committee has given the FBI and Director Christopher Wray an official subpoena.
- Wray and the agency must turn over “all records related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.”
- Most importantly for 2020, this includes all presidential transition records between 2016 an 2017.
Source: Fox News