Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses as he speaks to media about the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In a Tuesday night appearance on “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he will be meeting with Attorney General William Barr this week to advise him on the long-awaited rollout of Russia investigation and FISA documents to the American people.
Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Hannity, “I’m going to meet the attorney general this week to talk to him about how best to tell the story. I don’t want people to conjecture as to what happened. I want you to read it.”
Graham predicted, “You’ll only find it on Fox. You may find it a little bit in the paper…It will get ten percent of what the Mueller report got.”
He continued, “Here’s the question. It’s not what did Obama know and when did he know it? Who told him? And what did he do when he was told? I want to know who briefed the president about their counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign. When you find that person, you’re going to unravel the riddle here.”
He wants the American people to see the 302s (FBI interview reports) and the FBI’s unredacted FISA Court application for the warrant to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
Graham wants the public to read the transcripts of the meetings which occurred between FBI informant Joseph Mifsud and Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos. The senator said, “I want you to hear in real time that the guy said ‘I’m not working with the Russians. If I were, it would be a crime of treason.’” The FBI conveniently left this exculpatory evidence out of their FISA application.
“I bet you Donald Trump did not spend ten minutes with both of them,” he added.
I’m sure he is right about that.
Finally, Graham asked a rhetorical question which I think we all know the answer to. “Did they open up a counterintelligence investigation not to protect the country — but to get Trump?”
It sure looks that way.
The DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report is expected to be released after Labor Day. Once it’s out, he will begin to call witnesses to testify before his Committee, “so you can hear from them what happened.”
I’ll look forward to it.
Watch the video.