Sen. Graham on Inspector General Probe: 'The DOJ Was in the Tank for Clinton'
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said on "The Story" that continuing revelations in the Department of Justice inspector general's probe into the actions of top officials shows that the agency was "in the tank" for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Graham said there are reports that the report by Michael Horowitz will not be kind to ousted FBI Director James Comey.
.@LindseyGrahamSC on the FBI's handling of events surrounding the 2016 election: "We'll see what the [inspector general] report says, but I thought Director @Comey was sort of out of control bouncing from one idea to the next." #TheStory pic.twitter.com/E6QY1nb4xg
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He added that he hopes it will shed light on how an unverified dossier led to the procurement of a FISA warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign team.
Graham said Comey "jumped into" the 2016 election because he thought there would be "some intelligence compromising [then-] Attorney General Loretta Lynch."
"[FBI Agents Peter] Strzok and [Lisa] Page were in charge of the Clinton email investigation. If you trust these two, you're crazy," he said.
"I think the Department of Justice was in the tank for Clinton," Graham said.
He called the email probe a "sham investigation" and said Horowitz' report will likely be nonpartisan.
But, he said the situation requires a special counsel because of certain legal powers that Horowitz' office lacks.