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Ron Johnson subpoenas FBI Director Christopher Wray in Crossfire Hurricane investigation

• Washington Examiner

The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, includes a request for the documents the FBI handed over to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz for his damning report the surveillance of onetime Trump campaign associate Carter Page and the bureau's reliance on British ex-spy Christopher Steele's flawed dossier. Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also demanded Wray deliver documentation connected to requests from November 2016 through December 2017 made to the General Services Administration for presidential transition records — another area where Republicans have long contended abuses took place to go after those in Trump's orbit unfairly.

The Wisconsin Republican asked Wray to appear before the committee on Aug. 20 to hand over the host of documents, and he additionally released an 11-page letter on Monday defending the combined efforts between himself and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to investigate alleged FBI misconduct.