Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton and said Attorney General William Barr is “pretty upset” over how the Clinton email scandal was handled.
During an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Graham said he hopes Barr will appoint a special counsel to look into political bias.
“So it seems to me that she was interviewed not under oath. She had a couple of her staff people with her. People in her campaign were given immunity without anything in return. Nobody in the Clinton investigation went to jail for lying about the process because there was no process,” Graham said.
“I know Bill Barr pretty well, and he’s pretty upset about the way all this was handled,” he added.Graham continued, “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, you know? Because Mueller did his job against Trump. Nobody’s really looked at the Clinton campaign, the FISA warrant abuse or the counterintelligence investigation for criminality yet and somebody should.”
When asked if the Clinton email investigation will be reopened, Graham said he wanted the public to see that she got away with several serious things that likely should have warranted action.
’m not so much worried about retrying her, but I want to make sure that the public understands that she got away with something they wouldn’t get away with. I think it’s important to understand that political bias probably drove the Clinton outcome, not the facts. I really don’t believe that Comey just took over the investigation from [former Attorney General Loretta] Lynch based on a tarmac meeting.
I just want the American public to know that the standard used against Clinton is an outlier. It’s not the way business is done. And why did they choose that path? I think they had a political bias. They wanted Clinton to win, Trump to lose. And here’s the point. How could she win if the Department of Justice indicted her? I think that’s what drove the decision not to indict. They wanted her to win.
Former FBI Director James Comey oversaw the Clinton email probe and refused to bring any charges against Clinton despite admitting she broke the agency’s inquiry into the unauthorized email server Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.
That’s what has been so frustrating to many Americans.
The FBI admitted that it found classified emails on Clinton’s private email server — which is a felony — and gave her a pass.
Yet, the FBI opened a bogus investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion with little to no evidence at all, and it lasted two years.
Americans want Clinton held accountable for breaking the law.