When Congressional Hearings become Overtly Political

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OPINION — On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on an authorization for Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to issue subpoenas to 53 individuals, most of them connected to the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation.

Among other things, Graham’s panel will look into how the FBI got into its probe of the Trump 2016 campaign’s alleged cooperation with Russians, the Mueller investigation, the prosecution of Michael Flynn and even the 2016 decision not to seek an indictment of Hillary Clinton for using a private server for emails while serving as Secretary of State.

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