By: ThomasH; Editor: TCC
Lindsey Graham slams Crossfire Hurricane as ‘one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in FBI history’ as he releases transcripts from Senate review of the Trump-Russia probe
Lindsey Graham, chair of the Judiciary Committee and South Carolina Senator, on Thursday released hundreds of pages of interview transcripts from the committee’s inquiry into the origins and aftermath of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation from March 3 to October 29, 2020.
The FBI’s investigation initially looked into allegations that Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign conspired with Russia. The probe was later turned over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose report did not find proof of the conspiracy.
Among revelations from the released transcripts was the admission from an unnamed FBI agent that Christopher Steele’s dossier, which contained salacious allegations including that Russia had compromising videos of Trump, was ‘obviously political’. It was later learnt that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign funded the ‘dirty dossier’.
Graham stated, “I believe that Crossfire Hurricane was one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ.” The senator went on to slam the leadership of the FBI under James Comey and Andrew McCabe, saying that they were either “grossly incompetent” or “knowingly allowed tremendous misdeeds”, as “there was a blind eye turned toward any explanation other than the Trump campaign was colluding with foreign powers.”
Graham added that the committee released “as much material as possible” – but still had to withhold some “classified material”.
The full transcripts and more details of the press release can be found at 🔗 FISA Abuse Investigation and 🔗 Judiciary Committee Releases Transcripts of Interviews Conducted During Oversight of Crossfire Hurricane Investigation respectively.
Edited by：【G-News Special Squad】