Lindsey Graham is once again coming out strong against corruption. Graham claims that if he is made the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he will look into how the Steele dossier was allowed to be used as a basis for a FISA warrant by Comey.
“I look forward to having an in-depth discussion with former FBI Director Comey about his assertion that challenges against the FISA warrant process – based on the Steele dossier – are ‘nonsense.”
“In my view the process used to obtain a FISA warrant – and its multiple renewals – against Carter Page should disturb every American.
I intend to get to the bottom of what happened if I am Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
Graham was responding to Comey’s claim that the warrants were properly done.
“I have total confidence that the FISA process was followed and that the entire case was handled in a thoughtful, responsible way by DOJ and the FBI,” Comey said. “I think the notion that FISA was abused here is nonsense.”
“Republicans have accused the FBI and Justice Department of misleading FISA Court judges by relying heavily on the Steele dossier in applications for four warrants to spy on Page. They assert that the dossier was unverified when the FBI cited it extensively in its warrant applications and that the bureau failed to fully disclose that the dossier was the product of an opposition research project funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign.
The dossier, authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, accuses the Trump campaign of conspiring with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. Page is featured prominently in the 35-page document but vehemently denies its allegations.”
Lindsey Graham is favored to succeed Chuck Grassley as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. So we will have to see if he follows through with this claim.