After the House Intelligence Committee grilled Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for seven hours Tuesday and still came up with unanswered questions, the GOP majority staff of the Committee will reportedly be issuing subpoenas next week on several personnel within the FBI and the Justice Department.
In an exclusive report from Fox News Wednesday, sources with knowledge of the closed-door meeting described McCabe as a “friendly witness” to the Democrats in the room.
When asked about the anti-Trump “dossier,” McCabe claimed it was credible, and claimed the FBI had worked hard to verify its contents.
But when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, the sources said, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Beyond that, investigators said, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier’s allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow.
Documents reportedly exist that include McCabe’s personal signature, detailing the fact that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. However, during Tuesday’s meeting, when lawmakers asked McCabe when it was that he learned who funded the dossier, he claimed he could not remember.
According to the Fox News report, it is expected that the House Intel committee will be issuing subpoenas to demoted DOJ official Bruce G. Ohr and FBI General Counsel James A. Baker, who came with McCabe to the hearing Tuesday.
It has been revealed that Ohr had held secret meetings in 2016 with Christopher Steele, the British spy who authored the dossier, and with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Fusion GPS is the opposition research firm was paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, and who hired Steele to produce the dossier.
Subsequently, Fox News disclosed that Ohr’s wife Nellie, an academic expert on Russia, had worked for Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
Ohr is also scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, who is also conducting an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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