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A Senior Republican Senate source has confirmed to Gateway Pundit that Senator Mitt Romney is leading an effort to block Senator Ron Johnson from subpoenaing James Comey and John Brennan.

Johnson, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chair, said during a radio appearance on Wednesday that fellow Republicans were blocking him from subpoenaing the former FBI Director and former CIA Director, among other figures involved in the scandal.

“We had a number of my committee members that were highly concerned about how this looks politically,” Johnson told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who pressed the Senator to name the Republicans blocking him.

Johnson declined to name names.

Politico’s Kyle Cheney reports that Johnson’s committee said no one is blocking any subpoenas for Comey or Brennan, rather there’s just a desire to exhaust all options to get them to testify voluntarily.

However, shortly after Johnson made his claims, a senate source reached out to Gateway Pundit and confirmed that Romney is leading the obstruction.

“Romney was for impeachment. He has been against Trump every step of the way. Now he is obstructing going after the leakers and liars who went after Trump,” the senior senate source said.

The obstruction claims come despite the fact that the committee gave him the unilateral power to subpoena people earlier this year.

UPDATE:

On Thursday, a second source, one close to the Mueller investigation, reached out to The Gateway Pundit to say that not only is Romney behind it, but he is doing it to protect Paul Singer.

“It’s pretty simple. Romney is covering for the role his billionaire supporter Paul Singer played in pushing the Fusion GPS dossier,” the source said.

Of course, before the dossier was ever written and got into the hands of the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS research was financed by the neoconservative outlet the Washington Free Beacon, which is funded largely by Singer, as opposition material for the Republican primary. One of the sources mentioned that this could potentially be messy for certain members of the GOP.

A source with detailed knowledge of committee rules explained that while Senator Johnson may have consent to subpoena anyone he wants on paper, there was likely an agreement made prior to the committee approving the investigation. He explained that it is likely that Johnson agreed not to subpoena certain high profile individuals without unanimous consent.

He believes that Johnson accidentally said too much when he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he was being blocked.

“We had a number of my committee members that were highly concerned about how this looks politically,” Johnson told Hewitt, who pressed the Senator to name the Republicans blocking him.

“Hugh, I’m just not going to be naming names that way,” Johnson replied.

The Committee gave Ron Johnson unilateral subpoena power in June of this year.

Johnson is now back peddling and claiming that he does have the subpoena power, but that he wants to get the documents naturally without having to subpoena them.

“We have a committee process and I respect that,” Johnson told Martha MacAllum on Fox News, adding that he wants to respect the “legitimate concerns” some committee members have.

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33 Comments
  • Tom says:

    Hey, no one ever said the “Swamp” was just dems… Keep going Senator Johnson… a swamp gets muddier the deeper you dig… Drain them all!

  • Ron Johnson, For goodness sake, grow a set, override that rino and subpoena anyone you think you need.

  • Chuck says:

    Senator Ron….put on your big guy pants and tell Romney and his cronies to shove it up their collective asses and let’s get the truth out to the American people…simple but effective

  • Nick says:

    Johnson is a weasel. Moreover, he is another traitor that puts himself and his Party above Americans and our families.

  • Sally Wright says:

    Mr. Romney. I sure misjudged you. Why didn’t you just change your political party and be done with it.

  • Woome says:

    So if I understand this correctly, Romney had a wealthy supporter, Paul Singer, of his campaign that also financially backed the Fusion GPS Dossier when it began to investigate Trump for the GOP primary but was later used by Clinton campaign. The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Senator Ron Johnson, had been given the unilateral power to subpoena people. However, Johnson had earlier agreed not to subpoena certain high profile individuals without unanimous consent. Romney, being a member of this committee held up the subpoenas of James Comey and John Brennan by not agreeing, because he didn’t want Paul Singer, his wealthy supporter’s involvement known. Romney refuses to do the right thing for the American people because he feels he must protect his campaign supporter,s involvement in something nefarious. For whom does he work for????? The people who voted him in or one nefarious campaign supporter?

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