Did you hear the news? Sen. Lindsey Graham is supposedly ready to investigate Russiagate and has set a vote for June 4 on the Senate Judiciary Committee to decide whether to subpoena documents and testimony from more than 50 government officials.
My guess is that Graham’s butt was hurting from being slapped by Fox News journalist Maria Bartiromo and other serious investigators for his big-mouth/no-action approach to defending the Constitution.
Or this could just be the latest gambit to clear the Deep State by whitewashing their testimony through a sham hearing. The vote is still out on that, but as I said previously, if Graham doesn’t act now, he may not only cost President Trump re-election but also send the Senate back into Democrat hands.
Graham may have finally gotten the message, as he says he plans to wrap up his investigation before the Nov. 2 election.
“I’m trying to explain to the American people what happened in Crossfire Hurricane,” Graham said, a reference to the FBI’s codename for the Russia investigation. “I gave Mueller all the space he needed to do his job. He’s done his job, we got the Mueller report, we’re going to do this by October.”
The list of names to be subpoenaed includes many familiar ones, but also many who are lower level bureaucrats — the kind who might be persuaded to turn in their former bosses rather than go to jail. Here’s the list as reported by Gateway Pundit:
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.
I mean, good luck getting through that list between June and October during an election year! It seems like that would require someone more motivated than Lindsey Graham to pull it off.
We shall see. In the meantime, we have earned the right to distrust Graham until he actually does something.
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