Graham Hopes Barr Looks Into DOJ Bias During Clinton Probe: ‘He’s Pretty Upset’ With How It Was Handled

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said during a Sunday interview on Fox News that Attorney General William Barr was “pretty upset” with how the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server was handled by the FBI and hoped that Barr would appoint a special counsel to look into “[Department of Justice] corruption and political bias.”

While giving an interview to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Graham — who sits as the chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on the Judiciary — said that it “seemed to [him] that [Clinton] was interviewed not under oath” and claimed that “people in her campaign were given immunity without anything in return.”

Graham continued on to state that Barr was “pretty upset” with the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe and that he “hop[ed]” a new special counsel would be appointed to look into “DOJ corruption and political bias.”

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“I know Bill Barr pretty well, and he’s pretty upset about the way all this was handled. I don’t know if he’s going to have a special prosecutor to look at the probability of criminal misbehavior.

I’m going to look at what happened from an oversight role. But I hope there’s a special counsel appointed to look at DOJ corruption and political bias.”

The South Carolina Republican added that “[Special Counsel Robert] Mueller did his job” investigating President Trump and that “nobody’s really looked at the Clinton campaign.”

When asked if “an investigation into Hillary Clinton be reopened,” Graham responded that he was not “worried about retrying her” and instead aimed to ensure “the public understands that she got away with something they wouldn’t get away with.”

“I just want the American public to know that the standards used against Clinton is an outlier,” the senator added. “It’s not the way business is done.”

Graham — a boisterous supporter of President Trump — then stated that he believed that there was a “political bias” that favored Clinton over Trump.