In the 2019 FISA abuse report by the DOJ inspector general, it was revealed that FBI and DOJ officials knew that the information used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on a member of the Trump campaign was dubious and untrustworthy, yet they sought out and subsequently renewed that warrant anyway.
Now Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking some accountability in that scandal and he just made it clear that he believes top-level officials are the ones who need to be held responsible for what occurred.
Some former officials have claimed that low-level staffers were at fault, but in an interview Sunday on Fox News, Graham said, “We’re not going to let the system blame some low-level intel analyst or case agent for defrauding the court,” and added, “I believe it goes to the very top, and I’m going to get to the bottom of it.”
Graham rattled off the names of those he intended to subpoena to testify before his committee, including former officials like acting Attorney General Sally Yates, FBI Director James Comey, and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, among others.
The senator further noted that anybody who knew that the information was suspect but proceeded to go ahead with the warrant anyway could ultimately face prison if prosecuted and convicted of defrauding the FISA court.
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