To this day, former President Barack Obama denies he had ANY involvement in the 2016 targeting of President Donald Trump’s campaign and team.
And following the recent decision by the Justice Department to drop perjury charges against Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, there was some hope that Obama may get dragged in front of the Senate to testify about what he knew.
Well, we now know that won’t happen… at least not right now.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, Senate Republicans will investigate the Obama Administration’s decision to target national security adviser Michael Flynn following the 2016 presidential election but they do NOT intend to subpoena Obama or require him to testify in front of a panel.
(Even though President Trump has directed them to make Obama testify…)
Are they serious?!
According to the report, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told media Tuesday that his committee is prepared to investigate former Obama Administration officials, particularly officials affiliated with the Department of Justice and, specifically, the FBI, over their targeting of Flynn, in light of Attorney General William Barr’s decision to drop perjury charges against the former national security advisor — but Barack Obama will likely be left off the list of those asked to testify.
“I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” Graham said, adding that it was likely the panel will question FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
Senate Republicans want to leave investigating Obama up to U.S. Attorney John Durham, who, at the direction of Attorney General Barr, is still investigating the origins of the FBI investigation into “Russian collusion” — an investigation that turned up next to no evidence that the Trump Administration in any way coordinated with Russian officials to impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
“That’s already being looked at, and we’ve got relevant committees up here that are talking a look at some of those issues too. I always think that at the end, eventually the truth comes out, and I’m sure it will here too,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) told Politico.
Obama may not be testifying now… but it still could happen in the near future.
We’ll continue to keep tabs on this story.