in the vicinityVideoSen. Lindsey Graham: Someone should abuse the consequences for the FISA
South Carolina Republican sen. Lindsey Graham, the upcoming release of the Department of justice inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., predicted that the long-awaited Justice Department Inspector General released a report on a possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the coming weeks, and said he hopes that the guilty of misconduct finally, the consequences.
“What happens to the people, misleading the court? The FISA court is an important court, but if the court is not to be taken seriously, then the question for me, then who?” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo. “If someone is not punished here, then there would be no deterrence and it will happen again and again and again.”
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Graham said he expected that General inspector Michael Horowitz’s report to come in October, and that he intends to testify vocation Horowitz before his Committee on the report of the release.
Graham said he wants to ensure that the public learns as much as possible about what the FBI and DOJ in the early stages of the Russia-investigation, in particular the process of obtaining a FISA warrant to monitor the former trump campaign consultant Carter page.
“My number 1 goal declassify as much as possible, so that you could see what really happened,” he said.
“The application for the warrant, I released this, all the talks about ‘you should not trust Steele’ are given, the Ministry of justice and the FBI, I would like to come to you, so that the public can see,” Graham said, referring to the ex-British spy Christopher Steele, the opposition research done on the Trump campaign on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
The Republicans, including Graham and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have insisted that the FBI falsified evidence to warrant a court in your application and presented the following contract renewals. They claim that the FBI warrant used information from Steeles dossier to support its FISA application, although it is checked.
“Someone must be punished for misleading the court, location, according to the court,” Graham. He warned that otherwise, “we are promoting the collapse of the rule of law.”
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Graham noted how the Russia investigation began as a counterintelligence probe regarding the Russian elections of disturbances, but nobody warned then-candidate Trump that of someone in connection with his campaign, could be cause for concern. He also doubted how much trump predecessors knew.
“Obama has to know? Has knowledge of the President of the United States, the FBI and Department of Justice have been investigated, the Republican candidate for President, and if he did, what’s he got on you?”