‘How did this hoax go on for so long unabated?’…
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Congress should investigate former President Barack Obama and the potential role he played in the now-debunked Russian collusion investigation.
Paul said that the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the allegations against President Donald Trump can be found in the Obama administration, and should be examined closely.
“I agree with @kimguilfoyle Time for Congress to investigate. What did President Obama know and when? How did this hoax go on for so long unabated?” Paul wrote on Twitter.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 27, 2019
Before Obama left office, top FBI officials reportedly informed him that the bureau was investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Obama said he confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about the interference, telling him “to cut it out, there were going to be serious consequences if he did not.”
Shortly after, the FBI launched a full-fledged investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign for alleged collusion, despite the complete lack of evidence.
Attorney General William Barr released his review of Mueller’s report on Monday, and concluded that it indicates no collusion or obstruction of justice on the part of the president.
Paul isn’t the only one who wants to take action.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he wants to use the committee to launch its own investigation into the FBI’s blatant abuse of power.
“Nobody much appears to care,” he said of the media’s response to Trump’s exoneration, “but I hope you will find some interest now: that the FISA warrant issued against Carter Page, based on a dossier prepared by Christopher Steele, is at a minimum disturbing. Whether or not it’s illegal, I don’t yet know. So I’m going to get answers to this,” he told reporters.
“I’d like to find somebody like a Mr. Mueller,” he continued, “that can look into what happened with the FISA warrant, what happened with the counterintelligence investigation.”