The investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia took another strange turn as apparent new developments spurred the House Intelligience Committee to subpoena the FBI and the Department of Justice for documents regarding a dossier that contained unverified and at times bizarre details of the alleged connection.
Two uniform subpoenas were issued by the House Intel Committee on August 24 to both the FBI and the DOJ requesting documents regarding a much-debated and at times dubious dossier that illuminates Trump’s apparent Russia ties. The council is also inquiring about information surrounding the FBI’s relation to the author, Christopher Steele, a member of the British intelligence community, and whether or not the bureau supported an opposition research project against Trump during the end of the 2016 election.
The initial deadline given to the bureau and the department was September 1, but after the deadline came and went it was extended to September 14, as neither department or its leadership responded in time.
“We got nothing,” said GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to the Washington Examiner. “The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.” The Committee also issued subpoenas to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, on Tuesday, to appear to explain why the committee’s request has gone unanswered.
The dossier was revealed in January before Trump’s inauguration and published by Buzzfeed. It made unverified and controversial claims about Trump and his connections to Russia, including Russian agents documenting Trump’s participation in graphic sexual acts. Buzzfeed noted that the document contained some obvious spelling errors and mischaracterizations.
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