CoS Meadows Warns: 'It's Time People Go to Jail' for Trump-Russia Hoax
White House chief of staff signals indictments may be coming in Durham probe
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has warned that "it's time that people go to jail" over their roles in the anti-Trump Russia collusion hoax.
Meadows signaled Sunday there may be indictments incoming as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the FBI’s misconduct during the Russia investigation.
Speaking during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Meadows said that he expects to see indictments based on the evidence he has seen of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign being spied on.
As a former House representative, Meadows sat on the House Oversight Committee during ex-special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Republican Meadows pushed for the release of documents related to the anti-Trump Steele Dossier.
Ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele was hired by Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign to compile the dossier - a debunked investigative report that reportedly played a key role in justifying the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign officials.
"I think the American people expect indictments, I know I expect indictments based on the evidence I’ve seen," Meadows revealed.
"[Senate Judiciary chairman] Lindsey Graham did a good job in getting that out.
"We know that they not only knew that there wasn’t a case, but they continued to investigate and spy – and yes, I use the word ‘spy’ – on Trump campaign officials, and actually even doing things when this president was sworn in and after that, and doing it in an inappropriate manner,” Meadows said.
"You’re going to see a couple of other documents come out in the coming days that will suggest that not only was the campaign spied on, but the FBI did not act appropriately as they were investigating,” he continued.
"It’s all starting to unravel, and I tell you, it’s time that people go to jail and people are indicted.”
"It is stunning, and here’s the interesting thing: it’s not only that it wasn’t true, the problem is they knew it wasn’t true, and when you know something is not true and you continue the investigation, that’s collusion, that’s the kind of thing that we must stop, and that’s where we need to hold people accountable,” Meadows said.
On Friday, Senator Graham (R-SC) released documents showing that the FBI did not include information that undercut Steele’s credibility while using his dossier to justify its investigation into former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
“It is clear to me that the memo regarding the FBI interview of the primary sub-source in January 2017 should have required the system to stop and reevaluate the case against Mr. Page,” Graham said in a statement.
“Most importantly, after this interview of the sub-source and the subsequent memo detailing the contents of the interview, it was a miscarriage of justice for the FBI and the Department of Justice to continue to seek a FISA warrant against Carter Page in April and June of 2017.”
“The dossier was a critical document to justify a FISA warrant against Mr. Page and this DOJ memo clearly indicates that the reliability of the dossier was completely destroyed after the interview with the primary sub-source in January 2017.
"Those who knew or should have known of this development and continued to pursue a FISA warrant against Mr. Page anyway are in deep legal jeopardy in my view,” Graham said.