Senator Lindsey Graham said that he’s certain the inspector general report on alleged FISA abuses will “prove that the system got off the rails.”
Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the remarks after receiving an update from Attorney General William Barr about the classification review of IG Michael Horowitz’s report
The Senator appeared on Fox News and told host Martha MacCallum that the report “is about done” and afterward expects to bring Horowitz before the committee “to talk about what he’s found in terms of FISA intelligence abuse in the counterinvestigation of the Trump campaign.”
“I think his report is going to be stunning. I think it is going to be damning. I think it’s going to prove that the system got off the rails and we need corrective action. Where I go from there I won’t know until I hear from him,” he said.
In September, Horowitz announced that his year-and-a-half investigation into whether federal officials abused the FISA process to obtain warrants to surveil members close to Donald Trump.
Horowitz provided a draft copy of the report to the DOJ and the FBI for classification review, and a public version of the report is expected to be released at about Thanksgiving or later.
Senator Graham, who previously said the report is “ugly” and “damning,” also pledged to do a “deep dive” of his own into FISA, which will run concurrently with U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal probe of the early stages of the Russia investigation.