The American people have been waiting a long time to get to the bottom of this “RussiaGate” ruse, and it appears as though the Senate Judiciary Committee is going to waste no time in getting to the heart of the matter.
The prevailing theory among Republicans is that the outgoing Obama administration executed a somewhat clandestine operation to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of Americans, specifically attempting to cast aspersions on the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. They wanted the nation to believe that the NYC business mogul was only capable of winning that election thanks to help he willingly received from The Kremlin, presumably in exchange for some sort of leniency for Vladimir Putin should Trump win.
After a 22-month-long investigation that cost taxpayers in excess of $25 million, no charges were pressed against now-President Trump, and what few charges were concocted were leveled at tertiary acquaintances for little more than process crimes.
Now that the Republicans have a firm grasp on the Senate, they are launching an investigation into the investigators, and, unlike the original probe, they aren’t wasting any time with bit players.
Former acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the first witness to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced Wednesday that Rosenstein is scheduled to testify before the committee on June 3 at 10:00 a.m.
The hearing, according to the committee, will be titled “Oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation: Day 1.”
“Crossfire Hurricane” is the FBI’s internal code name for the bureau’s original investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign were colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. That investigation was launched by the FBI in July 2016. Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team eventually announced that it found no evidence of coordination.
“Mr. Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,” Graham said in a statement Wednesday. “This will be the first in a series of oversight hearings regarding all things Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller investigation.”
Republicans have long been wary of the RussiaGate ruse, and it looks as though they will finally have a chance to express their concerns in front of the nation in the coming weeks.
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