Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) went into another Trump-defending rant on Monday during a press conference regarding the report released by the Inspector General that vindicated the FBI.
Despite the report, Graham called the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign associates a “criminal enterprise” and showed a system that “got off the rails.”
“I believe there will be no debate among reasonable-minded people … about how the system not only got off the rails but, in my view, became a criminal enterprise to defraud the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] court, to deny American citizen Carter Page his constitutional rights and to continue an operation against President Trump as president of the United States that I think was fundamentally flawed and unlawful,” Graham said.
Graham’s remarks came after the release of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s findings from a two-year investigation into the FBI’s decision to open up a probe during the 2016 campaign into Trump associates.
Graham then accused the FBI of going back “to the good old days of J. Edgar Hoover” and that FBI officials “made stuff up.”
“If I was Mr. Carter Page, I’d hire me a lawyer and I’d sue the hell out of the United States,” Graham said.
Graham pointed to Horowitz’s finding that interviews with a “primary sub-source” of the dossier “raised significant questions about the reliability of the Steele election reporting.”
“What they did from that point on, this whole endeavor became a criminal conspiracy to defraud the court, to trample on the rights of an American citizen, Mr. Carter Page,” Graham said.
He added that “if that doesn’t bother you, you hate Trump way too much.”
Take a look at Graham’s comments in the video clip below:
You can read Horowitz’s report HERE.