A Senate committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to authorize depositions and subpoenas for 41 individuals as part of a review of the Trump-Russia investigation.
H/T: Daily Caller
The vote authorizes Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, to subpoena Stefan Halper, a former University of Cambridge professor who served as a confidential source for the FBI during Crossfire Hurricane, the name of the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation.
“We are here today … to overcome a ridiculous assertion by the ranking member regarding committee subpoena rules and, while we’re at it, to vote on subpoena authority for seven additional individuals based on new information,” Johnson said Wednesday. “Regarding the committee subpoena rules, Sen. Peters has raised a procedural objection based on an absurd interpretation of committee rules. According to Sen. Peters, when the committee authorized deposition subpoenas on June 4, that vote did not include the authority to actually schedule any depositions.”
SOON: Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee votes to authorize 41 depositions and subpoenas as part of two Senate GOP investigations — one targeting the Obama administration for the presidential transition period, and other targeting Hunter Biden.— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) September 16, 2020
List here: pic.twitter.com/eFeGX6GBwO
“It also approved subpoena authorization authority for . . . Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tashina Gauhar.”— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 16, 2020
That could be the ballgame. Unless she takes the 5th.
Senate panel votes to allow subpoenas for Stefan Halper and his FBI handler https://t.co/UYv5dI7VIC
Brennan, Clapper, Comey.....— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 16, 2020
Senate Homeland Security Committee authorizes subpoenas for testimony from Obama officials as part of Russia probe | Fox News https://t.co/NLN1TRjMZ9
🔶TODAY: Senate Meeting on Subpoenas in Burisma Ukrainian Investigation...— 🌻🩺Destiny, RN, BSN🩺🌻 (@Destiny3650) September 16, 2020
🔶Pierre Delecto concerned about wasting tax payers expense for Biden/Burisma Investigation...not to damage political opponents.
✅I would pay extra taxes and even donate monies to see them go to prison! pic.twitter.com/53pcroOi1N
Well, hmmmm.... only been 6 days and subpoenas issued for Comey, Brennan and Clapper.— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 16, 2020
Should I apologize.........Nah! https://t.co/nRQY77OcWv