Former Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley took to the Senate floor this week demanding more information about the previous administration's targeting of General Michael Flynn.
"The public knows a lot more than it did in 2017 when the news first broke about the Flynn case. For example, we know that on January 4, 2017, the FBI wrote a closing memorandum on Flynn, who was codenamed Crossfire Razor by the FBI, that said the Intelligence Community could find no derogatory information on him," Grassley said.
"On January 5, 2017, the day after [Peter] Strzok moved to keep the Flynn case open, President Obama met with Director Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Vice President Biden, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. In that meeting they briefed Obama on the Russia investigation. It’s unclear to what extent they discussed the details of the investigation amongst each other. Given all that we know now regarding the fake foundation to the inquiry, it’s time we asked: what did Obama and Biden know and when did they know it?" he continued.
During his tenure in the Oval Office, President Obama regularly and corruptly used the power of the federal government to go after his opponents, political and otherwise. He targeted leaders of Tea Party organizations with the IRS and used the Department of Justice to put media sources in prison.
During his remarks, Grassley also went after disgraced FBI Director James Comey and those who worked under his command.
"Under Comey’s leadership, the FBI abused governmental power in ways the Founders and Framers feared most. The Russia investigation is a textbook example of what not to do. At every step of the investigation, the government sought evidence to advance it, never got the evidence they needed, and advanced the investigation anyway," he said. "That is an abuse of power."
You can watch Grassley's entire floor speech below.
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