Sen. Lindsey Graham On Investigating DOJ Officials: “I Want To Hear From Andrew Weissmann”

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that his committee is going to “look at all things Department of Justice”.

He clarified by saying, “We’re gonna investigate the investigators by the fall”.

“I hope to have a report trying to explain how the Department of Justice abused the law,” Senator Lindsey Graham said.

The South Carolina Senator also revealed that he “wants to hear from Andrew Weissmann”, who was appointed to a management role on the 2017 special counsel team, headed by Robert Mueller.

Why [did] he believe anybody in the Trump campaign was working with the Russians by June of 2017? I want to know why did it take two years?” Graham asked. [Emphasis added].

Last March, former Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting information about the actions of two senior members of the Special Counsel’s Office, Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, and their knowledge of the information in the Steele Dossier in 2016. Continued Below

The letter to Attorney General William Barr, in part, read: “In 2016, prior to the presidential election, both Weissmann and Zainab were part of a small group of Justice Department officials communicating with then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr about the anti-Trump dossier information collected by an FBI source, Christopher Steele.”

“According to Ohr, Steele was ‘desperate’ to prevent then-candidate Donald Trump from becoming President – a bias Ohr communicated to the FBI. Ohr testified he also conveyed Steele’s information to Weissmann and Ahmad in 2016- well before Special Counsel was appointed.” Meadows and Jordan wrote.

Bruce Ohr admitted that Fusion GPS was connected close to the Clinton campaign. (Fusion GPS put together the Steel dossier.) Ohr admitted that his wife (Nellie Ohr) worked with Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, who wrote the dossier, and who has a deep bias against the President. Video Below

In December, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his findings on the FISA report. He told Senator Chuck Grassley that on page 258 and forward, the FBI and DOJ knew that the Steele dossier was political opposition research funded by the Democrats and the Clinton campaign.

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s remarks about Andrew Weissmann began at the 2:20 mark:

Graham was also pressed on Sunday by Maria Bartiromo over when he was going to start calling people in to testify:

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