Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he intends to call Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to testify before his committee on what could be FISA abuse concerning the Steele Dossier.
Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said Wednesday on “Hannity” that he plans to make his committee’s proceedings transparent to the American people, in hopes of making the process something that they can be confident in.
“We’re going to pursue this in a transparent fashion,” Graham said. “We’re going to declassify as much as we can, including the FISA warrant applications.” The senator also said that he hopes to publicize information about former British spy Christopher Steele who was the author of the document at the heart of the spying on the 2016 Trump campaign.
“I’m going to give you all the information that was in the system about how suspicious people were of Christopher Steele, how biased he was, [and] let you read it for yourself. Transparency and accountability is my goal,” he said.
“I don’t know what he’s going to say,” he added of Horowitz.
Hannity then asked whether Graham felt that there was “overwhelming, incontrovertible evidence” of “premeditated fraud on a FISA court” in their denial of then-candidate Donald Trump’s constitutional rights.
Graham responded saying that since the Steele’s dossier is still unverified and remains “a piece of garbage” in his view.
“The system had a lot of notice about his bias,” he said of the British ex-spy.
“Mr. Durham will make a decision as to who to prosecute, if anyone,” he added, referencing John Durham, the federal prosecutor who was given the responsibility by Attorney General William Barr to investigating the origins of the Russia probe.
“My goal is to explain to you and the American public how the system failed and make sure it never happens again.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.