When it came to the end of the line, and it turned out that Senator John McCain had been the one to pass along the Trump-Russia dossier to James Comey, anyone with half a brain realized immediately that there was something screwy about the whole thing. Especially when you realize that McCain absolutely abhors Trump and everything he stands for, it’s easy to see why he would want to turn a piece of evidence this damning over to the FBI.
As it later turned out, the whole dossier was a sham and the company that produced it, a far-Left organization with ties to Russia itself, Fusion GPS, was about to be put on the hot seat as well because of the explosive false charges against the president. Since then, the House Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee have been attempting to get straight answers from all the relevant intelligence agencies and have gotten exactly nothing.
Trey Gowdy on the House Intelligence Committee has had enough and has decided that to wait anymore for information that may never come is a practice in futility and he and the Committee have issued a subpoena to the FBI to ask the director exactly what the hold-up is over these documents and witnesses. It appears that the fish may indeed be rotting from the head down!
Independent Journal Review:
The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly subpoenaed the FBI and Department of Justice over the infamous so-called “dossier” about President Donald Trump.
The subpoenas request that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the committee.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent member of the House Intel Committee, said efforts to obtain additional information have been unfruitful.
“We got nothing,” Gowdy told the Washington Examiner. “The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.”
Newsweek has more details on the subpoenas:
The House Intelligence Committee is one of several congressional committees investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller, a Justice Department special counsel, is overseeing a separate FBI investigation into the matter. Divisions between the congressional investigators and those with the Justice Department have been rising, CNN reported Tuesday morning, and the subpoenas seem to provide further indication of that tension.
On August 24, the committee issued two identical subpoenas to the FBI and Justice Department, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday evening, citing an interview with Congressman Trey Gowdy, a committee member. The committee had given the bureau and department until September 1 to provide the information, the report said. When the committee did not receive the information by the deadline, it reportedly extended that deadline to September 14.
Even prior to the subpoena, there were rumblings of frustrations among the House panel over an alleged lack of cooperation by the FBI, and DOJ in the Russia investigation.
Gowdy said a subpoena is a “tool of last resort in Congress.”
When Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, began looking into this issue, he had sent a letter to both the CIA and the FBI, as well as Fusion GPS, requesting specific answers to a long list of questions. That was ignored by all three entities. He reissued the letters and, by then, Comey was gone and Clapper was on his way out.
The letters, to this day (and it’s been months) have never been substantially answered and only a subpoena to the founder of Fusion GPS forced him to finally answer questions, BUT ONLY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN A SECRET SESSION! This should tell you everything you need to know about the Trump dossier and its validity.
Source: Independent Journal Review