On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey after Comey accused him of ignoring Russia’s threat to American elections in order to stay on Donald Trump’s good side.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Comey defended the Russia investigation and said it revealed damaging info about the Trump campaign.
“This was an investigation, it was appropriately predicated and opened, that had to be opened,” Comey said. “And it was in the main conducted in the right way, picked up by the special counsel, led to the indictment of dozens of people, and a finding by your colleagues in the Senate that the head of Trump’s campaign was a grave counterintelligence threat to the United States of America because he was giving information to a known Russian intelligence officer.”
Graham angrily hit back at Comey by accusing him of mishandling the so-called Steele Dossier that alleged a direct conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“What astounds me the most is that the director of the FBI in charge of this investigation and involving a citizen president, is completely clueless about any of the information obtained by his agency of suspicion over the document, that the subsource was a suspected Russian agent,” he complained. “That when he was interviewed, he said it was all bar talk, heresy, should be taken with a grain of salt!”
Take a look at Graham losing it during the hearing in the video clip below: