Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., revealed to Fox News on Wednesday that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant abuse during the 2016 election will finally be released on Dec. 9.
While appearing on “Hannity” on Wednesday, host Sean Hannity commented on the fact that Horowitz will be coming before Graham’s committee on Dec. 11 to testify on the matter. He went on to ask Graham not to allow a Friday night document “dump” that could muffle the coverage of the news.
In response, Graham smiled and nodded.
“It’ll be December 9th — you’ll get the report,” the South Carolina lawmaker said.
Horowitz told congressional lawmakers in a letter written in October
that his investigation and a report were close to conclusion.
The “lengthy” draft report “concerns sensitive national security and law enforcement matters,” Horowitz wrote in the letter. He added that he anticipated “the final report will be released publicly with few redactions.”
Horowitz also said that he did not anticipate a need to prepare or issue “separate classified and public versions of the report.”
“After we receive the final classification markings from the Department and the FBI, we will then proceed with our usual process for preparing a final report, including ensuring that appropriate reviews occur for accuracy and comment purposes,” Horowitz wrote in the letter. “Once begun, we do not anticipate the time for that review to be lengthy.”
Graham also broke the news on “Hannity” when he confirmed he is sending a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the transcripts of three phone calls the senator said then-Vice President Joe Biden had with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Graham indicated that the phone calls coincided with the timeframe in which a Ukrainian prosecutor was fired.
Burisma was the company on which Hunter Biden, the son of the 2020 Democratic candidate, sat on the board.
“I want to know are there any transcripts or readouts of the phone calls between the vice president and the president of Ukraine in February  after the raid on the gas company president’s house,” said Graham. “After this raid, Hunter Biden kicks in. Hunter Biden’s business partner meets with [then-Secretary of State] John Kerry, and Vice President Biden on three occasions makes a phone call to the president of Ukraine and goes over there in March and they fire the guy, and this is the same man that the ambassador wanted investigated in 2015.”
Graham noted that he found it “odd” that instead of praising the Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, for investigating the Burisma chairman, he was instead relieved of his duties.
Written by Rich Stevenson
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