The long-awaited FISA spy report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was released earlier this month, and it has sent shock waves across Washington, D.C.
The report detailed the reasoning for the FBI’s spying on President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
After the FBI was busted for lying, doctoring documents, and having extreme anti-Trump bias — the No. 2 Senate Republican is calling for people to go to jail.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer supported the phony Russia witch hunt –and it’s about to blow up in their faces.
During an interview Sunday with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said he will order every person who signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page to testify.
“I’m going to call every person who signed the warrant application. I’m going to find out why [John] Brennan,” the former CIA director, spoke with former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in September 2016 “to talk about the investigation,” Graham said.
“We’re going to look long and hard at FISA abuse,” he said, adding that “I’m looking at [FBI Director] Christopher Wray to fire somebody at the FBI.”
“Somebody needs to go to jail,” Graham declared, adding, “and I’m looking at [U.S. Attorney John Durham] to hold people criminally accountable for the laws they broke.”
.@MariaBartiromo goes over the list of names that signed the FISA warrants. @LindseyGrahamSC says he’s going to call them in to testify. He wants to know how far up the chain that goes. Did Obama and Biden know about the investigation. How much information did Susan Rice have. pic.twitter.com/Rkpy8f6dI3
— The Dirty Truth text TRUMP to 88022 (@AKA_RealDirty) December 22, 2019
Graham is committed to uncovering the truth behind the surveillance of Trump’s 2016 campaign and it could happen as soon as January.
The IG audit on the FISA Application report was devastating for the Obama-led FBI.
Below are some high-points of what Horowitz found:
- There was extreme bias against then-candidate Trump.
- The FBI deliberately doctored evidence it presented to the nation’s top spy court in order to gain authority to spy on a key Trump affiliate.
- The FBI and the Justice Department’s review committee failed to comply with attorney general guidelines requiring timely validation.
- Investigators uncovered issues with FBI employees who conducted validation reviews, noting they did not “review the full scope” of a long-term source’s work for the FBI.
- The inspector general found “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” concerning FBI efforts to obtain secret FISA warrants against brief Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Shortly after the report went public, Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham — the prosecutor leading the investigation into the overall Russia investigation — disagreed with the findings in the IG report that there was “no political bias” in the FBI opening the probe.
Last month, we learned that Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation had shifted into a criminal inquiry.
This means that Barr and Durham now have the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to convene a grand jury, and file criminal charges.
It certainly appears that Barr and Durham have already found evidence of criminal wrongdoing regarding the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.
They wouldn’t have turned their investigation into criminal inquiry if there wasn’t evidence of Obama officials potentially breaking the law.
Barr and Durham have also flipped a top Comey-Obama ally, who is now working with the DOJ and assisting in the probe.