Lindsey Graham presses DOJ to declassify Carter Page FISA process

by Daniel Chaitin

September 02, 2019

-Washington Examiner

Sen. Lindsey Graham is asking the Justice Department to declassify material related to Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The South Carolina Republican's letter sent to Attorney General William Barr was discussed during an interview Monday on Fox News.

Asked what he wants to know, Graham said, "As much declassification as possible. I want the public to see the process in real time. I want the FISA warrant applications to be revealed to the public as much as possible."

Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is concerned the FBI and Justice Department misled the FISA Court in late 2016 and 2017 to wiretap one-time Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in their reliance on an unverified anti-Trump dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.