Former Trump campaign aide and Republican consultant Michael Caputo had some harsh words for the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
“God damn you to hell,” Caputo said in his closing statement, obtained by the Washington Examiner, telling the panel that their investigation “forced” his family out of their home, leaving his children “crushed” over the mounting legal costs due to the inquiry.
“Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up,” Caputo said. “Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money — more than $125,000 — and making a visceral impact on my children.”
Caputo said that Senate Intelligence Committee members are working together and contributing to the “swamp,” pointing to the fact that a former Senate Intelligence staffer to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) – Daniel Jones, was one of two sources in a recent McClatchy report about Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney whose office, home and hotel room were raided last month at special counsel Robert Mueller’s request.
“But who is McClatchy’s second source? It couldn’t be Dan; he was the first source … So who could it be — perhaps one of his former Senate Intelligence colleagues? I mean, you’re all in this together. You’re the swamp.”
Jones, a former FBI investigator who was previously one of Feinstein’s top aides, is conducting an ongoing, private investigation into Trump-Russia claims using $50 million supplied by George Soros and a group of 7-10 wealthy donors from California and New York. Jones is working with opposition research firm Fusion GPS – and Christopher Steele, the former UK spy Fusion commissioned to create the infamous “Steele Dossier” which former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said was instrumental to the Trump-Russia investigation.
Caputo called for an “investigation of the investigators,” demanding to know who was “coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump.”
“Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell.”