Lindsey Graham Wants a Special Counsel to Investigate Mueller Probe

A day after the attorney general said the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said: “We will begin to unpack the other side of the story.”

He said it was time to look at the origins of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for former Trump adviser Carter Page, which was based in part on information in a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who co-founded a private intelligence firm.

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Graham told reporters he planned to ask Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate the FISA matter, which is already being probed by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog, Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

A spokesman for Graham said later that Barr agreed to appear before the Judiciary Committee after he vets Mueller’s report.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment on Graham’s request.

Graham said he would use subpoena power if necessary, whether or not a special counsel is appointed. He added he also had lingering questions about the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

Republican lawmakers have contended the FBI made serious missteps when it sought the warrant to monitor Page in October 2016 shortly after he left the Trump campaign.

Page, a foreign policy adviser during Trump’s campaign, drew scrutiny from the FBI, which said in legal filings in 2016 that it believed he had been “collaborating and conspiring” with the Kremlin. Page met with several Russian government officials during a trip to Moscow in July 2016. He was not charged.

Fusion GPS, a Washington-based political research firm, was initially contracted to investigate Trump on behalf of Republicans who wanted to stop Trump’s bid for the party’s nomination. Fusion later hired Steele to investigate Trump, and the firm was paid for Steele’s dossier work by a law firm connected to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, said Graham had the prerogative as chairman to bring whatever he wants before the committee.

But told of Graham’s interest in Clinton’s emails, Feinstein said to reporters: “Well, haven’t we had enough of it? Look how many years it’s been.” Former FBI Director James Comey said in August 2016 that no charges would be brought against Clinton over the matter.

via newsmax

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  1. James Comey has proven time after time that he is a worthless traitor, why give that bastard the time of day? He belongs with Obama, Soros and Sons, Lynch, Kerry, Schiff, Jarrett, Rice, HRC, Bill Clinton, Holder, Ayers, Dorn, Kilgore, The Ohrs, and every member of the Democrat Socialists of America! A public-firing-squad end to the Treasonous DNC and outside enemies of my Homeland!

    1. Charges SHOULD have been brought against Hillary. She violated the Espionage Act by having classified information on her home server–Comey himself admitted there were classified documents on it. Jail time-period. Then she acid bleached her server -OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Then had staff smash cell phones with hammers to destroy evidence–OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. These are REAL crimes but of course the Dems and Obumass DOJ and FBI were never going to charge her with anything–she was their darling candidate. Comey also used the words “extremely careless” rather than “gross negligence” to describe her use of the private, unsecured server with classified info on it. Personally don’t see much difference except he could then say she did not violate the Espionage Act. Then he said: “No REASONABLE prosecutor would bring charges in such a case”. No, dumbass, no reasonable prosecutor would fail to NOT bring charges against her with the mountain of evidence. But the clock is now ticking and with Barr, Jim Jordan, Lindsey Graham, Mark Meadows, and some other Republicans with balls investigating the real crimes, folks such as Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Strozk, Holder, Hillary, even Lynch and Obumass himself may find themselves in jumpsuits. About time justice was served to those who committed the worst crimes in our political history.

  2. The Citizens of America must wake-up, see the fact that we are under attack by the dregs of society, the Domestic Terrorists of the 60’s and 70’s Obama’s pathetic mother, Ayers communist father, Geitners communist father, Holder and Ayers a decade apart but both nothing more than educated Hitlers! The day Obama was allowed to be inaugurated by the Treasonous DNC we were attacked!
    That is because the DNC knowingly supported an ineligible candidate for POTUS! Obama was not Constitutionally eligible because his father was not born in America! Obama could have been born on the Capital Steps, he still wouldn’t be eligible to be POTUS! We must start there, and punish the traitors in a way to deter any future turds from trying this again!

  3. We either handle it that way, or CWII, that I’m working to avoid! My troops are restless, I can’t hold them off any longer! The death toll will be unheard of! We didn’t axe fo dis! For too long, we have pampered the descendants of slavery, but they were never intended to be a part of our Political Process! You can’t use descendants of slavery to be unbiased in government, it’s impossible!
    So we must face the facts that progress inside the USA has come full circle, and we are a red pubic hair from CWII.

  4. President Trump must Declare Martial-Law, bring in the Military, to keep the peace, and to round up Obama, His Fraudulent Administration of Anarchists, and The Democrat Socialists of America, Soros and Sons, The Ohrs, the Clinton’s, that tranny Michael Obama, Holder, Lynch, Ayers, Dorn, Kilgore, Kerry, The corruptable FBI, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Mueller, Bloomberg, and many more!

  5. This one sided justice system that didn’t exist before Obama can only be attributed to Obama! A glorified Chicago, gay prostitute who concealed himself as an anarchist! He could be bought for a key-bump! If Bill Ayers didn’t exist, we would never have known Obama!

  6. CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and affiliates make up the traitorous MSM! CNN is beginning to understand the trouble they are in! Lying to American Citizens is complete suicide for a News Network!
    I get it, after all, it worked for Hitler, but Germans were easily brainwashed as are half this Country! When a society doesn’t acknowledge God, and is full of hate, their evil multiplies, they turn into monsters! Satan is real, because you atheists believe in him, you may not realize it, but you are doing his work!
    A lot of you sick DC elitists, (not my thinking) but HRC’s thinking, are satanist!
    God knows Satan is alive, Jesus knows Satan is alive, and they know you don’t acknowledge them, however you do satans bidding! So many of you have been turned over to reprobate minds! Soon, and very soon, We will experience the rapture of the church! People will disappear and cars will crash, planes will crash, you may be in a room where several people disappear, that is the rapture! After that, God’s spirit will be taken from the world, and people will be left without a conscience, and rape murder theft and all evil deeds known to man will multiply! You don’t want to be here for that! It’s coming sooner than later! Jesus is the only path to Heaven! Islam is a lie of Satan! Mohammed was a child molester! Get right, or be left!

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