Sen. Lindsey Graham announces Judiciary Committee will vote on subpoena authorization

The authorization could be approved by Republicans if they stick together in a party line vote

Updated: May 18, 2020 - 11:20pm

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Monday announced that the committee will vote on approving a subpoena authorization pertaining "to the FISA abuse investigation and oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation."

"Graham’s subpoena authorization covers a number of documents, communications and testimony from witnesses, including James Comey, Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, and others," according to the press release.

To issue a subpoena the chairman must either secure the support of the ranking committee member or put the issue to a vote. In the case of a vote, a majority of the committee must approve. Since 12 Republicans and 10 Democrats sit on the committee, Republicans could approve the authorization in a party line vote.

The committee will both debate and vote on the matter. The vote will likely take place on June 4, according to the press release which notes that the subpoena authorization will be included on the May 21 meeting agenda.