The finger pointing and the ass covering is going to get frenetic here shortly.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 along party lines Thursday to allow its chair, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), to subpoena former Obama administration officials as part of the GOP-led probe into the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation.
Why it matters: Graham now has sweeping authority to subpoena documents and more than 50 individuals related to the Russia investigation, including former FBI director James Comey, former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The Senate Homeland Security Committee, which is also investigating the FBI’s probe into the Trump campaign and transition officials, approved similar subpoena powers for its chair, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), last week.
The big picture: Johnson and Graham have said they plan to issue reports before November’s election. The Justice Department is also conducting a sweeping criminal investigation led by veteran prosecutor John Durham, which Attorney General Bill Barr has signaled could result in indictments filed before the election.
Johnson is also heading a probe into Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his work for Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
The October Surprises Trump has in store for the upcoming elections are going to be something to behold.