Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reacts to new documents showing notes the FBI made about trying to get General Michael Flynn "to lie" and to "get him fired."
"I think there's more coming. It's pretty apparent to me that General Flynn was a victim of an out-of-control Department and Justice. He basically got railroaded," Graham told FOX News' Sean Hannity.
"These notes reek of criminal misconduct," Graham said. "I trust Attorney General Barr to be fair to everybody involved with those being investigated, but his goal, I know him very well, is to right the ship. It's to restore trust that's been lost. To hold people accountable."
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Joining us now with more reaction to the bombshell Flynn documentary release, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham. Senator, I don't know what else to say. I mean, is this the biggest set up you've ever seen? I am told by my sources this is only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more coming.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): Yeah, there's more coming. I think there's more coming. It's pretty apparent to me that General Flynn was a victim of an out-of-control Department and Justice. He basically got railroaded. It is pretty widely known that the Obama administration didn't have much use for General Flynn. So, Attorney General Barr needs to be complemented, he is doing the right thing. He has three goals that I share: Restore trust, hold people accountable who have engaged in misconduct, and right wrongs like General Flynn and I believe eventually [George] Papadopoulos...
General Flynn deserved better from his government. He was willing to die for his country. The people who were involved in this, I hope will be held to account. Attorney General Barr is beginning to right wrongs. There's a lot more coming. I promise you that everybody was signed to the FISA warrant against Carter Page will be asked to testify to the Judiciary Committee. Whether they come or not will be up to them. The goal is to make sure this never happens again to any American, much less a war hero...
These notes reek of criminal misconduct. I trust Attorney General Barr to be fair to everybody involved with those being investigated, but his goal, I know him very well, is to right the ship. It's to restore trust that's been lost. To hold people accountable. One of the worst things that can happen in any democracy is for those who are in charge of the law to take it into their own hands for political purposes. I think that is what has happened here. Time will tell.
I promise you that we will find out how the FBI operated when they were told by the Russian sub source in January 2017, the dossier is a bunch of garbage. I find it impossible to believe that did not work its way up Comey and McCabe. In January 2017, the person who prepared the dossier for Christopher Steele told the FBI it's a bunch of bar talk and hearsay. They have obtained two warrants after that. How could that possibly happen?
#FLYNN docs just unsealed, including handwritten notes 1/24/2017 day of Flynn FBI interview. Transcript: “What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?” Read transcript notes, copy original just filed. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/8oqUok8i7m— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) April 29, 2020
Holy shit🚨🚨🚨 I thought the Team Comey scum in charge of this stuff were bad, but they’re actually worse than we ever thought!!! https://t.co/GnF52Ro0mo— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 29, 2020
Turns out the only ones who colluded with Russians were Hillary Clinton’s campaign & the DNC.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 30, 2020
Time for Comey’s crooked cops who actively solicited information to falsely frame @realDonaldTrump & destroy General Flynn—knowing it was Russian disinformation—to be held accountable. https://t.co/7Dia12qIXA