Lindsey Graham: I want & # 39; absolutely & # 39; Obama is grilling about what he knew about the origin of the Russian probe
Lindsey Graham says he & # 39; absolutely & # 39; Barack Obama wants to grill under oath to find out what he knew about the origin of the anti-Trump Russia probe
- Senate Judiciary president Lindsey Graham said he wants to call Barack Obama to testify under oath about the origin of the Russian investigation
- Graham said he could not imagine the investigation & # 39; without anyone in the White House & # 39;
- He says he wants to know who informed Obama about the investigation, when and why the Trump campaign was not told that his campaign may have been compromised
- Together with Obama, Graham also wants to call Andrew McCabe, James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper to testify
- & # 39; I would like to know what President Obama thought of the investigation, & # 39; he said
Lindsey Graham wants Barack Obama to give a testimony to the congress and eventually be confronted with questions about why his government did not let Donald Trump know that his campaign was probably infiltrated by Russia in 2016.
On Wednesday evening asked if he was open to call the former president to testify to clear the origin of the Russian probe, the president of the Senate Court told Fox News: & # 39; Absolutely. & # 39;
Graham investigates the possible involvement of Obama White House in opening the investigation and says that the & # 39; bottom line & # 39; for him to find out what Obama knew and who he learned it from.
& # 39; I cannot imagine an investigation into the Republican candidate for president – a counter-intelligence investigation of his campaign – was not approved at the highest level, & # 39; Graham told Sean Hannity of Fox. & # 39; I can't imagine it happening without anyone in the White House knowing. & # 39;
& # 39; The question for me is who told Obama, and when you find out who that person is, you start putting that puzzle together, & # 39; Graham added.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he & # 39; absolutely & # 39; Barack Obama wants to call to testify under oath about the origin of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Trump campaign
The senator said he wants to know what Obama knew about the investigation and why his government did not inform Trump that his campaign could have been infiltrated by Russia.
The South Carolina republican senator said he is willing to call former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper to testify for it Judicial Committee.
He wants to ask all four men if they have informed Obama of the investigation and why no one has ever told Trump about the Kremlin conflict with his campaign and the 2016 presidential election.
Graham said that & # 39; the whole point of a counter-intelligence investigation is to protect people & # 39 ;, claiming that the Obama administration should have told Trump that his campaign was likely to be attacked.
There are questions about the FBI probe about alleged connections between Russia and the Trump team, including when the investigation actually started and whether the White House was involved.
& # 39; And yes, I would like to know what President Obama thought of the investigation, & # 39; said Graham.
The FBI investigation, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, was a secret counter-intelligence investigation into suspected coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
The probe was officially opened on July 31, 2016 after the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos heard of harmful material that Russians had on rival Hillary Clinton.
After Trump Comey had been fired as head of the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over the investigation efforts, which was then called the Russian investigation.
Graham said he is also prepared to call on Andrew McCabe (top right), James Comey (bottom right), John Brennan (top left) and James Clapper (bottom left) to testify before the judicial committee
Mueller completed his Russian report in March and handed it to Attorney General Bill Barr. The report knew Trump of allegations that he conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 elections. The 44-page report also said the investigation found insufficient evidence to accuse Trump of obstruction of justice.
While the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats, continues to conduct investigations that could lead to removal proceedings against the President, the Republican-controlled Senate instead focuses on proving the ethics behind the origin of the investigation.
One of the people who showed Graham an interest in interrogation, McCabe, is under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice. The DOJ also weighs the levy of criminal prosecution on McCabe.
CNN announced last week that the network has signed McCabe as a contributor, a move that Graham also criticized on Wednesday.
& # 39; CNN has just hired the alleged architect of a criminal conspiracy against the Trump campaign, & # 39; said Graham. & # 39; How much time and attention do you think they are going to give to the Horowitz report when they hire the man who is investigating Horowitz? & # 39;
Clapper also joined the network in 2017 as a national security analyst.
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