The ball is finally rolling with the House thanks to GOP members pressuring the DOJ for answers on the faulty FISA Warrant. Several people are being hauled onto the floor to explain themselves. Some BIG names, very big.
According to TNF, the House is moving forward with a deeper investigation into FISA abuses by deposing DOJ attorney George Toscas. The House Judiciary and House Oversight Committees will grill Toscas about DOJ official Bruce Ohr.
On August 28, 2017, Ohr will be interviewed by Congress.
House Republicans will resume an investigation of the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Russia investigation on Thursday with a deposition of George Z. Toscas, a national security attorney at the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller reports.
Toscas, who handles counterterrorism and counterespionage cases, will appear for a deposition at 10 a.m. before staffers with the House Judiciary and House Government & Oversight Committees, a source familiar with the matter tells The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Toscas was one of 17 current and former FBI and Justice Department officials included on a list submitted to the two House committees by California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
In addition to Toscas, the committee will be interviewing other members.
While the committee staff is expected to do most of the questioning, several key Republican lawmakers have stated that they will return for their high profile guest.
“We’re going to interview Bruce Ohr — not in a public circus setting, but in a deposition with no time limits,” House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy(R-S.C.) told Fox News on Monday, noting that he will come back to Washington to question him.
“And we are going to get to the bottom of what he did, why he did it, who he did it in concert with, whether he had the permission of the supervisors at the Department of Justice,” Gowdy added.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) also said he will not miss the interview, telling The Hill on Tuesday: “I’m definitely going to be there.”
Ohr has increasingly come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts with Simpson and former British spy Christopher Steele during the heated presidential campaign, a revelation that sparked demands from Trump allies for its own special counsel investigation into the DOJ and the FBI last December.