Wednesday's HOT MIC

Wednesday's HOT MIC

Oh-oh!

The House Intelligence Committee issued seven subpoenas on Wednesday, in a sign that its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is ramping up in scope and intensity, according to people familiar with the matter.

The committee has subpoenaed the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency for information about what is called “unmasking.” Republicans on the committee have been pushing for a thorough investigation of how the names of Trump campaign officials became exposed in classified intelligence reports based off intelligence community intercepts.

Good for them. One of the main goals of the "Russians hacked our election" meme was to obscure the very real crimes of the Intelligence Community and the Obama administration in violating the law and, in effect, "wiretapping" innocent Americans in the name of national security.