Lindsey Graham Hints He Isn't Done Questioning Comey

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Posted: Mar 25, 2019 8:40 AM
Lindsey Graham Hints He Isn't Done Questioning Comey

Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tweeted a response to James Comey on Sunday suggesting further questioning of the former FBI director is coming.

After Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Comey tweeted a photo of him standing in a forest with the caption, “So many questions.”

“Could not agree more. See you soon," Graham, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, tweeted back.

When asked for clarification on Graham's tweet, his office pointed The Hill to a letter from Graham to Barr about investigating a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant obtained on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser on Trump's campaign.

Republicans have said the FISA warrant obtained on Page was an abuse of federal power, and based on faulty evidence.

Among the evidence presented by the Justice Department for the warrant was a controversial dossier compiled in 2016 by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

That dossier alleges ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, but has not been verified.

In applying for the surveillance warrant on Page, the Justice Department had failed to disclose to the court that the research had been paid for, in part, by Democrats.

The concerns over FISA are part of a larger effort by Republicans to argue that the Justice Department made partisan decisions during the 2016 election, potentially to influence it. (The Hill)

Fox News's Sean Hannity also said the FISA warrant was among the questions he has for Comey. 

"Yes Mr @Comey," he replied. "Let’s start with why did you sign off on the FISA warrant based on hrc lies in oct 2016. And in January 2017 say it’s “unverified and salacious” ? Did you commit a fraud of the FISA court or lie to the President Elect you hated?"