Lindsey Graham Hopeful About Inspector General Report: Clinton Email Probe Was A ‘Sham’
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted the FBI’s Clinton email probe Wednesday as a “sham investigation” and is hopeful the new Inspector General report will dig into FISA warrant abuse and the DNC’s unverified dossier.
“I hope the report will look at FISA warrant abuse. I hope they’re tell us about how a dossier prepared by a foreign agent, paid for by the Democratic Party, wound up being used to get a warrant on an American citizen. And this dossier is still unverified to this today. I hope they’ll look at that too,” he told Fox anchor Sandra Smith. “It’s not a Republican report, it’s not a Democrat report.”
Graham believes former FBI director James Comey was “sort of out of control bouncing from one idea to the next,” and that the Inspector General will deem Comey’s leadership as “lacking.” The probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails was a “sham investigation,” Graham said.
“I think the DOJ was in the tank for Clinton,” the South Carolina senator said, adding that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the agents responsible for Clinton’s email investigation who were caught sending anti-Trump text messages, are also untrustworthy.
“If you trust these two, then you’re crazy. Look at the email chain between them.”
Graham said the Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is well respected and “a straight shooter.”
But Graham believes the report shouldn’t substitute for other probes, such as determining whether the FBI acted out of term during Clinton’s email investigation.
“Was there a breach of the law when it came to how Mr. Steele was used as a confidential informant? Mr. Ohr, the number four in charge of the DOJ, his wife worked at Fusion GPS where Mr. Steele worked. There are a lot of really bad situations here, and I would like to see a special counsel look at this not just from an internal point of view, but whether or not crimes were committed.”