October 4, 2022

Graham: The FBI was a ‘political operation’ in 2016

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) just declassified some game-changing documents on Sunday that expose the grossly partisan behavior of the FBI during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Graham described to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” the favor that “the seventh floor” of the FBI — the FBI leadership — showed Clinton back in 2015.

The FBI discovered that a foreign government was trying to influence then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign with lobbying and millions of dollars, so they warned the Clinton campaign of the foreign interference in a “defensive” briefing. They did not apply for a FISA warrant to investigate foreign interference.

Graham explained:

The FBI finds out about a plot by a foreign government to lobby her campaign and funnel millions of dollars into the Clinton campaign illegally. They want a FISA warrant against a Clinton operative who is connected to the foreign government. What happens? The FBI seventh floor says we’re not going to let you get a warrant. And to you defensively, brief the Clinton campaign.”

The treatment of Candidate Trump, as is well-known now, was very different — less friendly, and much more adversarial.

The FBI did not provide the Trump campaign with any “defensive” briefing when they suspected foreign interference. Instead, they used it as an excuse to begin a counter-intelligence investigation called Crossfire Hurricane to investigate the Trump campaign. They targeted former Trump aide Carter Page and applied for FISA warrants so that they could “legally spy” on the Trump campaign. After Trump took office, FBI leadership sent FBI agents to the White House to mislead General Michael Flynn and entrap him.

Commenting on the FBI’s tactics, Graham said:

The FBI did the right thing by briefing Clinton and failed to do the right thing by never specifically briefing President Trump about their concerns.

In the interview, Graham stressed that “the seventh floor,” e.g. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok, was acting in a partisan or even a criminal manner:

 The seventh floor at the FBI was a political operation in the 2016 campaign and people in that seventh floor need to be fired and/or go to jail.

The Obama administration, the FBI, Congress, and the mainstream media worked together to attack a candidate they didn’t like and then a duly-elected president. They destabilized our country, and they compromised what should be the premier intelligence community in the world. They show no remorse, and they continue to maintain their narrative that President Trump is the criminal, but document after document reveals them as the real criminals.

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