Lindsey Graham: FISA Warrant Applications Should be Released to Public
Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in an interview with Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom,” announced he wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking him to allow the public to see Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz process.
“I want the public to see the process in real-time. I want the FISA warrant applications to be revealed to the public as much as possible. What do we know from the Horowitz report regarding Comey? He was basically was accused of manipulating the system, ignoring rules and procedures that are in place regarding memos owned by the government to get an outcome. Comey wanted a special counsel appointed. He manipulated the system to get the outcome,” said Graham.
“The question for me is, did they manipulate the warrant system to get a warrant against Carter Page? Did they manipulate the counterintelligence investigation against Papadopoulos? Did they manipulate the outcome of the Clinton investigation because they wanted her to win and Trump to lose? So I’m looking for a pattern of manipulation and bias and does that pattern rise to the level of criminally. We will soon here for the inspector general about the warrant system,” concluded Graham.
“So what I’m looking for is accountability and responsibility. What should the price be for somebody who lies to the FISA court to get a warrant against an American citizen? We need to hold those accountable who watch us when it comes to getting warrants against anybody regardless of the political party in question. Did they manipulate the FISA court? Did they manipulate the counter-intelligence rules against Papadopoulos? Did they let Clinton go because they have a political bias? Time will tell.”
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