Thursday on The Laura Ingraham Show, Senator Lindsey Graham told host Laura Ingraham that he plans to send a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today requesting that an independent counsel be commissioned to investigate the Department of Justice and the FBI.
Graham’s request comes in response to the latest text messages to surface between former FBI officials Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page, which revealed the pair’s strategy of leaking anti-Trump stories to the media in the months leading up to the Trump-Russia probe.
“These new text messages from Sztrok and Page about leaking information about the FISA warrant process to the media is just one of a series of events that scream for a Special Counsel,” Graham told Ingraham.
“What I can’t get over is how much more has to be uncovered at the Department of Justice regarding a political agenda. The Department of Justice and the FBI were political operatives when it came to Trump, they weren't investigators."
Graham also said he wished Attorney General Jeff Sessions would talk more about the reported abuses that have taken place in DOJ and FBI, but fingered Rosenstein as the party responsible for investigating those agencies.
“I don't know why Rosenstein, who’s in charge of this process, doesn't see what I see: an out of control Department Justice and FBI,” Graham said.
The Senator noted that he has spoken to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein several times, and expressed concern over the origin of the Russia investigation and communications between Stzrok and Page that demonstrate political bias against the president in US intelligence agencies.
“What do I tell people in South Carolina? Look at these emails! They were in the tank for Clinton, they hated Trump, this investigation of the Clinton email Scandal was a joke, the FISA application process was based on a warrant obtained from a foreign agent on a dossier paid for by a political party. If the shoe were on the other foot they’d be blowing up the media all over the country.”
“What's good for the goose is good for the for the gander. Let's have a DOJ investigated by somebody outside the Department of Justice.”