Sen. Graham: FBI, DOJ Were ‘Corrupt’ in Clinton Email Probe, ‘Abused’ FISA Process
Bret Baier sat down with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to discuss their call for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate Department of Justice and FBI actions in the Russia probe and the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.
In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Graham and Grassley, along with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), wrote that “a special counsel is needed to work with the inspector general to independently gather the facts and make prosecutorial decisions, if any are merited.”
Graham said that he believes the Clinton email probe was “shoddily done,” with conflicts of interest and political bias that may have given Clinton a pass.
“The FBI and the Department of Justice were corrupt, in my view, when it came to handling the email investigation of Clinton,” Graham said, adding that they also “abused” the FISA warrant application process.
The senators on Thursday also released a February letter from Grassley and Graham to the Justice Department’s inspector general asking that he work with a second special counsel to investigate the DOJ and FBI’s request for a FISA warrant against a Trump campaign adviser.
Graham said there are questions about what role the infamous anti-Trump dossier played in securing that warrant, and also about ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the dossier.
Grassley said the DOJ and FBI cannot be counted on to investigate themselves.
“It’s kind of common sense,” he said. “You don’t have the fox guarding the chicken house.”
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