Graham finally makes good on pledge to conduct probe of ‘Spygate’ origins with interview requests to Barr of DOJ, FBI officials

Looks like Lindsey Graham 2.0 has entered the building

By Tank Murdoch

(TNS) Conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump have been waiting impatiently for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to make good on several promises to investigate the origins of the “Spygate” Russian ‘collusion’ counterintelligence op launched by the Obama regime, and it appears that time has come.



Graham has sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting he make available more than a dozen officials from the Justice Department and FBI for interviews before his Senate Judiciary Committee, according to The Hill.

The South Carolina Republican and, in his 2.0 version an avid supporter of the president, also expressed his desire to call fired FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — fresh off the news that the two-tiered justice system in America has let him skate for lying to federal investigators, a charge that seems to ensnare Trump allies but not Trump nemeses.

“As you are aware, the committee is continuing to investigate matters related to the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, including the application for, and renewals of, a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA] warrant on Carter Page,” Graham wrote in the letter, according to a copy obtained by CBS News.

Graham, who listed 17 witnesses, some by their title only, notes in his letter that the committee will “additionally be directly contacting former Department officials to schedule transcribed interviews.”

“I’m going to get to the bottom of the FISA work process because it was an abuse of power of the Department of Justice, the FBI,” Graham told CBS News on Sunday.

Graham added he would be doing “oversight of the FISA warrant system that failed.”

The Hill added:

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a damning report late last year on the Page warrant application process. Horowitz wrote that there was no evidence of political bias in the decision to open the investigation and that the bureau had an “authorized purpose” for the probe. But he also found 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” throughout the FBI’s investigation.

Horowitz, during testimony before the Judiciary Committee, declined to say if he thought the FISA warrant applications on Page would have been accepted if the court knew everything the inspector general found during his investigation.

He also specifically said he personally would not have submitted the FISA warrant applications as they were originally drafted and submitted by the FBI.

“It had no business going in,” Horowitz said.

The FISA court also took the extremely rare occasion to publicly rebuke the FBI.

calling the bureau’s handling of the Page application as “antithetical to the heightened duty of candor described above.”

“The frequency with which representations made by FBI personnel turned out to be unsupported or contradicted by information in their possession, and with which they withheld information detrimental to their case, calls into question whether information contained in other FBI applications is reliable,” federal Judge Rosemary Collyer wrote in an order.

As for Graham, he has regularly promised to use his Judiciary Committee chairmanship to investigate what are now very obvious violations of federal statues and the Constitution to put a bona fide presidential candidate’s campaign under government surveillance, a massive abuse of power that is unprecedented.



Looks like it’s finally going to happen — and all on the same day that the deep state has begun its operation to discredit any and all findings of guilt by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

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.50cal
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.50cal

If Lindsey is on it, then it will fail. Sorry, this buttclown has done nothing to make me trust him.

Everett Miller
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Everett Miller

Ooops.
Misleading headlines and misleading politician. So Graham is “requesting” that a list of people be “interviewed” at some unknown yet-to-be-determined time and place and in a manner of whose choosing? This is so much bee ess.
Graham’s letter references “. . .continuing investigation. . . “?
What?? There is no ongoing investigation. What a liar. What a loser.

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Show me

I certainly wouldn’t expect anything out of the FBI or DOJ in any way advantageous to Trump and I fact, just the opposite. I’m making that prediction based on past history of extensive, two year investigation of Trump by the Mueller investigation, which I think included twenty Lawyers with links mostly to the Prior Democrat administration or the Hillary Clinton campaign and about 40 FBI agents. Despite irregularities, In FISA and lack of candor by McCabe, nothing has come of it.Don’t expect anything, or if anything does develop, it won’t be forthcoming until the waning days of the Trump administration… Read more »

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Comey already got off…and now McCabe. Nothing is going to happen to the insurrectionists. Barr is doing nothing except declining to prosecute. These Democrat traitors are really lucky they aren’t Republicans.

Never Sign Your Name
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Never Sign Your Name

You need to cry like a c*nt and surround yourself by at least 4 other crying c*nts for the media to put you on national tv if you really want to get your point across - then everyone else can join in the imbecilic cryfest to get things started. The domino effect.
It’s bad optics, I know, but you’ll never get exposure unless you cry and the crying c*nts at the networks go along with you.
So don’t expect justice or anything in the near future.
We’re a nation where reality is based upon crying tv media exposure. Its fucking sad.

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The Prisoner

This is part of Graham’s election campaign. He timed this is an extremely self serving way, having deliberately avoided defending Trump for 3 years, and intends to do nothing except show off. This is poor analysis. What is “make good”? Graham has lied numerous times, broken promises. He says something, and this site says he “made good”? A letter to Barr is for show. Big deal, 17 witnesses, Graham made lists before. This site fails to cite Graham’s role, he is to oversee the DOJ, not ask pretty please for a favor. I am removing this bookmark, I have a… Read more »

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Zola Holt

Flimsey’s letter and (yet another) announcement not even close to “makes good”.

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

If Graham actually gets an investigation moving it’s just a road to exoneration for the criminal Democrat insurrectionists. Or another and another “declination to prosecute.” Same as with Comay and McCabe. It’s pretty obvious now that we’re YEARS down the line that nothing is going to be done. Only Republicans face consequences.

Jas
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Jas

Wow, a lifetime swamp creature is going to get to the bottom of this…k

boyd
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boyd

WELL I CERTAINLY HOPE GRAHAM FINALLY GETS OFF HIS ASS AND DOES WHAT HE KEEPS PROMISING ON ALL THE WEEKEND TALK SHOWS… BUT I’M NOT HOLDING MY BREATH. IF HE DOESN’T DO SOMETHING TO WARRANT JAIL TIME OF ALL THESE DEMONRATS ACTING ILLEGALLY, AND BARR DOESN’T DO SOMETHING, WE’RE DOWN TO JUST WHAT THE SENATE AND DURHAM CAN DO TO FINALLY LET THE SUNSHINE IN ON THE DEEP STATE AND BEGIN MAKING THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SILENT COUP PAY THE PIPER FOR THE EVIL THEY HAVE BROUGHT UPON AMERICA. IF NOBODY GETS JAIL TIME, THEN JUSTICE IS DEFINITELY “D… Read more »

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