Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continued to push the latest Republican conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama illegally used the FISA court to spy on then-candidate Donald Trump during a Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday.
Republicans have been pushing the narrative that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein admitted the Russia investigation was a scam. On Wednesday’s hearing, Graham got Rosenstein to admit that in Aug. 2017 “there was no there there” about Russian collusion.
“I believe at the time, senator, and I still believe it was the right decision under the circumstances,” Rosenstein said. “I think it’s important to establish that an independent investigation found that the Russians sought to interfere in the election and that no Americans conspired with them.”
Now, Graham is pushing for former Obama staffers to receive jail time.
“I think there’s some people who are real good candidates for going to go to jail,” said Graham over what he called “FISA manipulations.”
A judge in the FISA court decides whether intelligence investigators get warrants to surveil. Republicans have tried to link the intelligence community investigations to Obama and by extension his former Vice President Joe Biden.
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