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10/22/2018

More hearings about possible FISA abuse. Fox's Chad Pergram explains in today's "Speaker's Lobby."

I'm Chad Pergram with the Speaker's Lobby.

A cavalcade of witnesses has paraded for days to meet behind closed doors with investigators from the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. It's part of GOP's probe into allege FISA abuse and domestic spying allegations and whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have been serious about wearing a wire to record the President of the United States.

There's Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, Former FBI General Counsel James Baker also spoke to investigators. Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos is due soon. They'd also like to get Rosenstein.

 House Democrats don't show up for these meetings but Democratic attorneys for the committees do. Still conservative members materialize nearly at every session it's mostly members of the House Freedom Caucus.

This investigation is tinged with House Republican leadership politics. House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring. Does Jordan show the bona fides among conservatives to carry the mantle? Or do front-runners like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy or Majority Whip Steve Scalise say the right things about the investigation to court conservative votes and hold their leadership posts in the new Congress.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News.

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