Senator Lindsey Graham continued to expose the deep political bias inside James Comey’s FBI during the 2016 election; saying some investigators into Russian meddling “hated Trump’s guts from day one.”
“If you got a guy who hates Trump’s guts from day one, thinks Pence is stupid and everybody who voted for Trump is an idiot and you give him power over Trump maybe you’re making a mistake,” said Graham.
“Or maybe all these people who had biases did nothing about it,” he added. “We know what they did.”
“If you got a guy who hates Trump's guts from day one, thinks Pence is stupid and everybody who voted for Trump is an idiot and you give him power over Trump maybe you're making a mistake.”@LindseyGrahamSC is killing it 🔥
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 11, 2019
Watch Senator Graham’s comments above.
BUSTED: CNN Under Fire for Refusing to Air Sen. Graham’s Opening Statement During Hearings
CNN found itself in hot-water Wednesday after the network failed to air Sen. Lindsey Graham’s opening statement at the Judiciary Committee; ignoring the lawmaker’s powerful remarks on the FBI’s botched Russia probe.
“CNN was alone among the three major cable news networks in deciding not to televise Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., deliver his opening statement on Wednesday prior to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s hotly-anticipated testimony,” reports Fox News.
Any reason why you won't air the hearing on the bombshell IG Report?
Does it not fit your narrative?#FakeNews
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) December 11, 2019
“Graham’s powerful remarks included examples of bias against President Trump and other Republicans from top FBI officials and criticism of media coverage that dismissed the FISA report as concluding the FBI made errors at a low level,” adds Fox.
“The first thing I want you to know is how the cake is baked here and my goal is to make sure … you look at this as more than a few irregularities, because if this becomes a few irregularities in America, then God help us all,” Graham said.
CNN has so-far not responded to the incident.
Read the full report here.
Source: Fox News
GRAHAM ON HANNITY: The Inspector General Will Testify Under Oath About FISA Abuse Report
Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to comment on the Inspector General’s report into widespread FISA abuse; saying Mr. Horowitz will testify under oath in the coming weeks.
“When are you we going to get the Inspector General’s report on FISA abuse?” asked Hannity.
“I can promise you this, the Senate Judiciary Committee will call Mr. Horowitz, and he will testify under oath about this report. We’re going to declassify as much as we can including FISA warrant applications,” said Graham.
“Transparency and accountability are my goals… Here’s what I believe without any doubt, the dossier remains unverified to this day, and the author of the dossier was on the payroll of the Democratic Party,” he added.
Sen. Lindsey Graham called-on Attorney General Bill Barr to release a series of documents related to allegations of widespread FISA abuse during the 2016 election; saying the American people have a right to view the “complete results” of the Inspector General’s investigation.
“Since March 28, 2018, the Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has been conducting an investigation into the Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable Department and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) related to Carter Page. According to Inspector General David Horowitz that investigation is nearing completion,” Graham wrote in a letter to the Attorney General.
“In order for the Inspector General to be able to present the most complete results of his investigation to Congress and the American people, certain documents will need to be declassified and released to the public. I write to urge you to declassify all documents the Inspector General identifies as appropriate for declassification as much as possible, without harming national security,” he added.
Read Graham’s full letter to the Attorney General here.