Lindsey Graham goes after RussiaGate warrant documentation with direct request to AG Barr
The South Carolina republican is ready for answers, and he’s giving the Attorney General an earful about it.
As the democrats continue to push the “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory in hopes of delegitimizing Donald Trump, congressional republicans have Kremlin-connected queries of their own.
Namely, whether or not the FBI’s spying on the Trump campaign, as described by Attorney General Bill Barr under oath and in front of Congress, was preceded by a FISA warrant based upon the infamously unverifiable “Steele Dossier”.
Given that the aforementioned dossier was complete and utter nonsense from the start, and that its contents were known to be such by authorities, a warrant to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign that relied on the dossier would be invalid by default. Furthermore, given that the dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, the dossier’s involvement in any warrant application would be raise suspicions about the entire origin of the “RussiaGate” investigation itself.
Senator Lindsey Graham is ready to get to the bottom of this inquisition…and soon.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Tuesday formally asked Attorney General William Barr to declassify a huge cache of documents that could shed light on the FBI’s use of surveillance warrants during its Russia and Trump investigations – saying it could help “provide a complete picture of what went on.”
In a letter released Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican requested that Barr work with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to declassify documents, saying Horowitz’s probe of these warrants is nearing completion.
“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,” Graham said in the letter, dated Thursday.
Graham’s concerns echo that of many Americans, who believe that a “deep state” cabal may have been working to undermine President Trump’s chances in that election by sowing seeds of doubt about a possible connection to Vladimir Putin.
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