In an interview with Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he expects the long-delayed Inspector General’s report on the Russia investigation to be released in the next few weeks. He said that he was eager for the American people to see the information contained in Michael Horowitz’s report for themselves, and he predicted that it would force a lot of Americans to reconsider what they’ve previously felt about how the Obama intelligence community treated the Trump campaign in 2016.
“I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning,” Graham said. “Every time you turn around, you find something new. Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive.”
Chief among the subjects we expect to see in the Horowitz report: The Department of Justice’s use of the FISA courts to secure a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. What we already know about this misuse of foreign intelligence surveillance warrants is bad enough – the DOJ used a phony piece of political propaganda (the Steele Dossier) to fool the court into giving them near-unlimited surveillance capabilities against an American citizen. What else will the report reveal?
“I want to declassify as much as possible,” Graham said. “I don’t want people to believe what I said, I want them to read for themselves how bad it was. I want it all out, I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got, and I want people to be held accountable, and I am patient. I’m not in a hurry to do it, I want to do it right.”
Graham said he was not just interested in exposing the wrongdoing of the usual suspects within the FBI and the DOJ – the Peter Strzoks, the Jim Comeys, and so forth. The South Carolina senator said he was also drive by a desire to find out just how high up the malfeasance went.
“I’m curious about the role the CIA played here,” he said. “Who knew about this in the White House? Was President Obama briefed? I’d like to know that.”
So say we all.
The mainstream media would like to now pretend that the Russia investigation never happened, or that it was somehow always about some semi-related crime like obstruction of justice. They are desperate to move on from this narrative that they peddled to the American public for two solid years, mostly because everything they wrote and reported in those years turned out to be utter baloney.
But they didn’t just sit in the back room of The New York Times and make all of that Russia stuff up. It was published and reported because of sources within the Obama administration (and holdovers in the Trump administration) who were lying through their teeth. Sources that not only wanted to bring down an American president but knew that if they failed to do so, their own crimes would eventually rise to the surface.
Well, the time of the rising has begun. We can’t wait to see how far the Times, the Washington Post, and the major news channels will go in their efforts to protect the perpetrators of this attempted coup. If past is prologue, our guess is: Very far, indeed.