Lindsey Graham On Flynn Bombshell: A Lot More 'Criminal Misconduct' Will Be Exposed
Republican Senator says 'there is more to come' in Flynn case
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on the recent bombshell in the case of former national security adviser Michael Flynn saying it reeked “of criminal misconduct."
On Wednesday, Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity there was a lot more coming relating to criminal investigations.
“Yeah, there’s more coming,” Graham said.
“It’s pretty apparent to me that General Flynn was a victim of an out-of-control Department of Justice," Graham added.
"He basically got railroaded. It’s pretty widely known that the Obama Administration didn’t have much use for General Flynn.”
The internal FBI documents were unsealed Wednesday and expose an explosive plot by top bureau officials.
“General Flynn deserved better from his government,” Graham added.
“He was willing to die for his country, the people who were involved in this, I hope will be held to account. Attorney General Barr is beginning to right wrongs," Graham continued.
"There’s a lot more coming. I promise you that everybody who signed the FISA warrant against Carter Page will be asked to testify before the Judiciary Committee.”
“These notes reek of criminal misconduct,” Graham concluded.
“One of the worst things that can happen in any democracy is for those who are in charge of the law to take it into their own hands for political purposes. I think that is what has happened here. Time will tell."
"I promise you that we are going to find out how the FBI operated when they were told by the Russian sub source in January 2017, the dossier is a bunch of garbage."
"I find it impossible to believe that did not work its way up Comey and McCabe. In January 2017, the person who prepared the dossier for Christopher Steele told the FBI it’s a bunch of bar talk and hearsay, and they obtained two warrants after that. How could that possibly happen?”
Former FBI Director James Comey admitted last year that the interview didn't follow standard protocol.
Describing the usual protocol, Comey said:
“If the FBI wanted to send agents into the White House itself to interview a senior official, you would work through the White House counsel, and there would be discussions and approvals and who would be there."
Comey added, “I thought: ‘It’s early enough, let’s just send a couple guys over.’”
As Neon nettle reported last year, the FBI memo revealed Flynn was told not to have lawyers present.
The Washington Examiner also highlighted that McCabe suggested Flynn not have his lawyer present, and “the agents did not warn of the penalties for making false statements under 18 U.S.C. 1001 before, during, or after the interview.”