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Graham: Attorney General Garland and FBI Director Wray Should Pick Up the Phone and Apologize to Those Whose Lives Were Ruined by Wrongdoing Detailed in Durham Report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today made these statements during an interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.

  • GRAHAM: “Attorney General Merrick Garland should pick up the phone and call all those that were harmed by this and say that even though it didn’t happen on my watch, I apologize to you.  This is not the Department of Justice that I want to believe in.  I would like FBI Director Wray to get on the phone and apologize to the people that had their lives ruined by the FBI.”
  • GRAHAM: “I think the Pulitzer Prize given to the Washington Post and New York Times should be taken back.  The entire episode was politically-motivated crap. That is not something you should get a Pulitzer Prize for.”
  • GRAHAM: “Wouldn’t it be nice for the agency [FBI] to apologize to those whose lives were ruined?  Wouldn’t it be nice for [Attorney General] Garland to pick up the phone and say ‘I’m sorry this happened to you.’  Wouldn’t it be nice for the press to admit ‘We got it wrong.’ None of that is going to happen.”
  • GRAHAM: “[Former FBI Director James] Comey lied to Judiciary Committee in 2020.  I was Chairman in 2020 and we had an oversight hearing and I asked Comey was there any effort to verify the [Steele] dossier that you were aware of? He said no, not that I was aware of. In the Durham Report it indicates he was briefed about serious concerns regarding the dossier and continued to use it to get a warrant five times after he was told it was flawed.  So he lied.”