UPDATED 1:15 PM PT — Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham said he is going to “back off” from investigating alleged FISA abuses amid the attorney general’s appointment of a U.S. attorney to probe the origin of the Russia probe.
Graham made the comment on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and also said he doesn’t want to get in the way of or “mess up” U.S. attorney John Durham’s investigation. The South Carolina Senator also said he’s “glad” there is now “a ‘prosecutor not a politician” looking into the matter.
One America’s John Hines caught up with the lawmaker for more of his thoughts on the move. He had this to say:
“Well, I think he seems to be highly qualified, he has a good reputation. Somebody needs to look at the other side of the equation in 2016 for potential criminal responsibility, and I think he’s a good choice and we need to give him the space to do his job.”
Graham also told reporters he doesn’t expect them to take his word about the FISA warrant, and doesn’t expect Republicans to take House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler’s word about wrongdoing by the president.