Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham revealed in an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that in 2018 Congress investigated Christoper Steele’s Russian dossier, and that the FBI lied to lawmakers about it.
Graham, R-S.C., has been leading an oversight investigation into the FBI’s conduct during the early stages of the Russia probe, with a focus on the unverified dossier, which was used to get a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
With new documents recently released that have shed light on the early days of the investigation, Graham hinted at what the public may learn in the days to come.
“Not only did the FBI lie to the court about the reliability of the Steele dossier, they also lied to the Congress, and that’s a separate crime,” Graham said. A Justice Department Inspector General report had previously revealed that the FBI made inaccurate representations in their FISA warrant applications.
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