On Sunday South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CBS’ John Dickerson on Face the Nation that Congress has not been told by anyone that the documents showing collusion between Obama’s Department of Justice (Loretta Lynch) and the Clinton campaign, were forgeries. Former FBI Director Comey, who admitted that those documents were the reason he chose to break from the Attorney General and announce the FBI’s findings in their investigation into Hillary Clinton, never told Congress that he had learned the documents were faked. In fact, the argument that the documents were simply forgeries began with the Clinton team themselves and then was soon reported, as fact, by the mainstream media. However, as far as Lindsey Graham knows – there is no reason that anyone should doubt the veracity of those documents. They might indeed be forgeries, but the intelligence community has not told that to Congress.
LINDSEY GRAHAM: Is it true what Comey said? Did you create an atmosphere there that people believed that you could not fairly render judgment on the president’s interactions with Comey? I want to hear from Loretta Lynch, did you say, “Please call it a matter, not an investigation.”?
And I want Comey to come to our committee, because I know on two separate occasions, he has told members of the House and the Senate that the main reason he jumped into the election last year and took over the job of attorney general is because he believed there were emails between the Democratic National Committee and the Department of Justice that compromised the Department of Justice, and he thought the Russians were going to release these emails. That’s why he jumped in and took over Loretta Lynch’s job. I want to know, is that true?
JOHN DICKERSON: Well, now, though, that email, there’s been some reporting that that was a fake email, or doctored—
LINDSEY GRAHAM: When he told the House and Senate as late–as early as a month ago, he never mentioned it was fake. I don’t know if it’s fake or not. But the F.B.I. called me about this, John, and said that they wanted to brief me because I’ve got some of this wrong.
I saw the Washington Post story. I doubt if it’s fake. Maybe it is. But I don’t want to be briefed by myself. I want Democrats and Republicans on the judiciary to be briefed together. Our committee has been together and we’re going to stay together.