Sen. Lindsey Graham Expects IG Reports To Be 'Ugly and Damning' for DOJ

Ferlon Webster Jr. | August 19, 2019
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is predicting Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation into the handling of the Russian probe to be "ugly and damning" for the Department of Justice.

"I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning," Graham told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures."

Graham mentioned there were more and more new things turning up as Horowitz did his “deep dive” into the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant application and learning the behavior of the Counter Intelligence Operation.

“He will send his report over to the Department of Justice, they will look at it for classified information,” Graham said. “I want to declassify as much as possible. I want the American public to hear the story. I want all this information to come out. I don’t want people to believe what I say about it I want them to read for themselves how bad it was.”

Graham said he wanted all information out that showed that Christopher Steele was no fan of Trump, therefore making him an unreliable informant to the FBI.  

“I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got,” he said. “I want people to be held accountable and I am patient. I’m not in a hurry to do it. I want to do it right.”

As Fox News reports:

Graham also expressed a desire to find out just who was ultimately responsible for the Russia investigation, saying he is 'curious about the role the CIA played here.' He also questioned whether it went all the way to the top.

'Who knew about this in the White House?' he wondered. 'Was President Obama briefed ... I'd like to know that.'