The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday released 11 transcripts of depositions conducted as part of the committee’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a statement that he “decided to release all transcripts of depositions involving the committee’s oversight of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation,” adding, “We have released as much material as possible, but some classified material has still been withheld.”
The 11 transcripts include one from “Case Agent 1,” who was identified as Stephen Somma by The New York Times in February 2020. As The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reported at that time, Somma was blamed for “some of the most significant problems laid out in the Justice Department’s inspector general report on FISA abuse against a Trump campaign.” Somma was singled out by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General in a report documenting numerous inaccuracies and omissions included in the FBI’s FISA warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
As The Daily Wire reported in December 2019 when the report was released, those errors included information that Page had a prior relationship with a U.S. government agency, so his contact with Russian officials was not unusual.
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