Hawley Calls for a “Cleaning of House” at DOJ, FBI Over Russiagate Revelations

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Today, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates’s role in the FBI’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called for a cleaning of house at the FBI and Department of Justice over misleading FISA applications that led to the surveillance of Carter Page, which Yates admitted she now regrets having approved. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) objected to his remarks, calling them “inflammatory.”

Senator Hawley replied, “With all due respect, we have a deliberate and systematic misleading of a federal court here. I don’t think you can say anything more inflammatory than what the federal court itself said when they issued an incredible statement I’ve never seen a federal court, let alone the FISA court, issue, saying that they now had no confidence in any of the submissions at the FBI based on the level of lying.”