I simply noticed Lindsey Graham on one of many Fox News discuss exhibits. He advised the host, Brian Kilmead, that the notorious anti-Trump dossier was used in court by the Department of Justice. I take it Graham implies that the dossier, or info it accommodates, was used by the DOJ in the FISA court to achieve approval for surveillance of Team Trump.
We have suspected that this was the case. Now Graham apparently has seen proof that confirms our suspicion.
Graham made his assertion in the context of calling for a particular counsel to analyze issues referring to the dossier, a difficulty that, he famous, falls outdoors the purview of Robert Mueller. Graham mentioned that it has been very troublesome to acquire info from the Justice Department, however that not too long ago he found info that “bothers him a lot” and convinces him of the necessity for the dossier to be investigated by somebody outdoors of the DOJ.
Graham didn’t say in so many phrases that the dossier was used to acquire a surveillance warrant. However, he mentioned that when the Department of Justice presents a doc to a court, it has an obligation to the court to be “up and up” relating to “what the document is about, who paid for it, and what their motives might be.” Graham added that having appeared on the historical past of the dossier and the way it was used by the Department of Justice, he’s “really very concerned.”
Putting two and two collectively, Graham is saying that the DOJ was not “up and up” concerning the dossier when it offered info contained therein to the FISA court. I don’t see how his assertion to Kilmead can imply the rest.
I hate the thought of one other particular counsel. However, Graham is true to be skeptical concerning the Justice Department’s potential pretty to analyze itself on a matter like this.
UPDATE: The video is under. The dialogue related to this put up begins at across the four:30 mark.