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Sens. Scott, Romney, Lankford Support Subpoenas in Crossfire Hurricane Review

Three Republican senators on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee support issuing subpoenas for Obama administration officials who were involved in investigating Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign.

A spokeswoman for Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said in an email on Thursday to The Epoch Times: “Senator Scott supports the investigation and wants to get all the facts out about exactly what happened.”

A spokeswoman for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told The Epoch Times that the senator also supports the efforts to get to the bottom of what happened.

She noted in an email that the committee already authorized Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to issue subpoenas to a number of Obama-era officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan.

“The subpoena authorization was approved by the committee (and was supported by Senator Romney) back in June,” the spokeswoman said.

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) walks through Statuary Hall to the House Chamber for President Donald Trumps State of the Union address in the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 4, 2020. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said in a statement on Wednesday: “I voted FOR the investigation & subpoenas on June 4 to get the facts.”

Because Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, they chair each committee and have more members on each committee.

In a party-line vote on June 4, the committee authorized Johnson to issue subpoenas for records and testimony regarding the investigation into Trumps campaign, which was codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, as well as the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitzs review of the probe, and the unmasking of people affiliated with the campaign, transition teams, and the Trump administration.

A list (pdf) of people the committee authorized Johnson to subpoena contains 33 names, including a number of high-level Obama-era officials.

Johnson on Wednesday was pressed on why he has not issued subpoenas since gaining the authorization, except for one issued Monday for documents from the FBI.

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