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Lindsey Graham Vows to Find out How 'This Crap' Started With Senate Investigations

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As the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump looks likely to come to a close this week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that a “day of reckoning is coming.”

In an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, Graham said the Senate will launch several investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, and into the origins of several investigations into Trump. 

“The day of reckoning is coming for Congressional and Senate oversight of Joe Biden and the FISA warrant process,” Graham said.

“As [House Democrats] talk to [John Bolton], I’m going to bring in State Department officials and ask them, ‘Why didn’t you do something about the obvious conflict of interest Joe Biden had?’” Graham later said.

Watch the interview below: 

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Graham has previously called for an investigation into Biden to probe whether there was a conflict of interest in his son, Hunter Biden, being appointed to the board of a Ukrainian energy company while he was the vice president.

Graham claimed there had not been a thorough investigation of the matter. However, USA Today reports that Joe Biden acted in accordance with U.S. policy with regards to his actions in Ukraine.

Biden has admitted that it “looked bad” for his son to accept the position while he was in office, but denied that there was any wrongdoing. 

Additionally, Graham said he would call several former officials from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to answer questions about the origins of the investigation of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. 

“When it comes to FISA, I’m going to call Rosenstein, Sally Yates, McCabe, and Comey to find out how a warrant was issued against Carter Page on four different occasions without an adequate foundation. And find out how the Department of Justice and FBI became so out of bounds when it came to Trump.”

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified late last year that there were several errors in applications for FISA surveillance warrants of Page, as IJR has previously reported

Horowitz said there was evidence of political bias, but added that his team did not determine whether that bias influenced the investigation.

Graham also said that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C) vowed to call the whistleblower — who filed the complaint that led to the impeachment inquiry — to testify. 

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“Why is it important? I want to find out how all this crap started,” Graham said, suggesting that the whistleblower could have had ulterior motives for filing the complaint.

Graham said the investigations could begin within the next several weeks. 

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