Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Said Tuesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray had disappeared as part of the committee’s extensive review of the origins of the Russia investigation because Johnson “finally failed out of patience. ”
“Of course my committee gave me the authorization of the calls to try and get everyone’s voluntary consent, but it just didn’t work out,” Johnson told America’s Newsroom. “The FBI continues to slow down our requests for documents, which date back years.”
Johnson added that he also “sent a summary request to the Attorney General [William] “Barr, who by the way has been excellent.”;
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“The split is within the FBI,” he continued, noting that in September 2019 the FBI was “basically realizing all the requests we had for information and we really haven’t made a fuss … what we’re seeing now is dribbles and drabs “.
The call, released Monday and received by Fox News, requires Wray to produce “all records related to the Hurricane Crossfire investigation.”
“This includes, but is not limited to, all records provided or made available to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice for its review,” the statement said, referring to the Inspector’s inspection. DOJ Attorney General Michael Horowitz on Abuses Related to Foreign Intelligence Oversight Act (FISA).
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The sentence also requires “all records related to claims” with the General Services Administration or the Office of the Inspector General for GSA for “presidential transition records from November 2016 to December 2017”.
The FBI must provide these documents to the committee by Aug. 20 at 5 a.m. ET, upon request.
On Tuesday, Johnson told America’s Newsroom a newly opened document. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham received through the Department of Justice “should shock people.”
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Graham, citing the document, told Fox Business Network “Sunday Morning Futures” this weekend that the FBI cheated the Senate Intelligence Committee during a 2018 interview on the investigation into interference in the Russian election.
“I want to say that the fact that a year after the FBI was fully aware of the fact that the Steele dossier was full of Russian misinformation, they are coming before the Senate Elected Intelligence Committee and will falsely inform them that they still had faith in the Steele file, “Johnson said. “This is beyond pale and the FBI needs to be cleared.”
“I’m doing tricks about … Hopefully we will be able to engage advice within the White House as well as the attorney general’s office to get the documents out of the FBI,” he continued. “This is funny.”
Host Sandra Smith asked Johnson if former FBI Director James Comey would be demoted to the next post.
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“James Comey has a lot to account for …” Johnson said in response. He has a terrible culprit as to what happened. “Think about the political nightmare we have gone through over the last three years because of the actions of these individuals.”
“The public needs to know what happened and people need to respond,” Johnson said.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.