Republicans have been waiting for a long time for an official investigation into those who investigated Donald Trump.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Lindsey Graham, is about to begin their investigation into “Crossfire Hurricane” in just a few days. And they just announced their first, high-profile witness to take the stand:
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.
Why It’s Important:
“Crossfire Hurricane” was FBI’s investigation into Russian-connections to Trump’s 2016 campaign. Much has been discussed concerning this investigation, which the president called a “witch hunt.”
It was being led by former FBI Director James Comey. When he was fired by Trump, the case was assigned to Robert Mueller.
Mueller’s probe found that there was no evidence an American colluded with Russia in 2016. But many on the right believe the original investigation was crafted to undermine Trump’s campaign and subsequent transition into office.
Rod Rosenstein served in the DOJ before and after Trump entered office. He would have first-hand knowledge of Crossfire Hurricane. The fact that the Senate has chosen him as their first witness suggests they will be conducting an aggressive investigation, eager to question top officials.
- Senate Judiciary Committee begins its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation by questioning Rod Rosenstein
- Crossfire Hurricane was the FBI investigation many conservatives considered a witch hunt
- Rod Rosenstein served as acting AG and might have close knowledge of the operation
Source: Fox News