In the wake of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's bombshell report, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blasted the Justice Department and FBI over their handling of the HIllary Clinton email investigation.

Horowitz's report, released Thursday, singled out former FBI Director James Comey for harsh criticism and referred five other bureau employees for potential disciplinary action.

Most notably, Horowitz found that anti-Trump text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page "potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations."

However, the report also noted the FBI's decision not to prosecute Clinton in July 2016 was not motivated by political bias against then-candidate Donald Trump.


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On "Fox News @ Night," Graham said he's not buying that the Clinton investigation was on the up and up.

He noted that in one text exchange from August 2016, Page texted Strzok: "[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!"

"No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it," Strzok responded.

Graham argued that it appears Strzok -- who played a critical role in the Clinton probe -- didn't want to hold the Democratic presidential nominee criminally responsible because he wanted her to "stop" Trump from becoming president.

He said the key takeaway from Monday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray is that what the FBI and DOJ did during the Clinton investigation was "dangerous to democracy."

“She got away with it, and they were out to get Trump. And it could be somebody new next time, so we need to fix this," Graham said. "It should scare everybody."

Watch more from "Fox News @ Night" above.


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