Graham on Russia Probe: Dems Hired a Foreign Agent to Take Down an American Citizen
‘If that doesn’t bother America, then something’s wrong’
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said former Trump 2016 campaign adviser Carter Page "deserves to be compensated" after disgraced former FBI Director James Comey testified about the Russia investigation.
“What happened here is the Democratic Party hired a foreign agent, Christopher Steele, who enlisted a suspected Russian spy to create a dossier that was a bunch of garbage, Russian disinformation,” Graham said during an interview on Fox News.
“And the FBI bought it hook, line and sinker, used it four times against an American citizen, a Trump campaign person, to get a warrant," Graham told host Sean Hannity.
"If that doesn't bother America, then something's wrong."
“To my Democratic colleagues," Graham added.
"If the shoe were on the other foot, you'd be burning the place down."
Graham said Comey had a “convenient memory” of what was “damning” to President Trump while rejecting any accusatory behavior by his investigators.
“It's hard to believe that the director of the FBI in charge of an investigation of a sitting president wasn't told, ‘Oh, by the way, the sub-source who prepared the dossier we think is a Russian agent [dating] back to 2009,'” he said.
Graham added that Comey would be in “big-time trouble" if someone were to testify that the former FBI director had been briefed on the background of the dossier.
The chairman added Comey made the "pretty stunning" admission that "if he knew then what he knows now, he would not sign the warrant application against Carter Page."
"This is a big day for Carter Page," Graham added.
"I think he's going to become a rich man."
Earlier this week, documents revealed intelligence that indicates twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invented the entire Russia collusion hoax as a way to frame President Donald Trump.
The bombshell allegations have been revealed in files declassified by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
The unsealed docs allege that former President Obama's administration was briefed on Clinton's plan to attempt to tie Trump to Russia in the hope of distracting attention away from her email scandal before the 2016 presidential election.
Last week, Graham released a declassified FBI memo revealing the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2009 against the primary source for Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko.