During FOX News Sunday this weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham was asked about the declassifying of documents related to the Russia investigation.
Graham pointed out that the only people who are concerned about this are the ones who are afraid of being exposed.
From FOX News:
Lindsey Graham claims the only ones against releasing Russia probe details ‘are worried about being exposed’
President Trump has authorized Attorney General Bill Barr to declassify all materials related to the Russia investigation, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is giving his full support.
Graham said that while Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was “not a witch hunt” like Trump has claimed, he wants to know exactly how and why it began, and expressed suspicion for those who do not support Trump’s decision to release the relevant documents.
“The people who are worried about this are worried about being exposed for taking the law in their own hands,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Graham was referring to the process the FBI used in applying for a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Republicans have claimed that the FBI improperly relied on and misrepresented information from Christopher Steele’s unverified Russia dossier. Democrats have downplayed the role the dossier may have played in the process…
Graham endorsed the release of “all the documents around the FISA warrant application,” and the origins of the Russia investigation, which was initiated by the FBI before ultimately being turned over to Mueller. “I think transparency’s good for the American people,” he told host Chris Wallace.
Watch the video:
Graham is right on the money here.
It’s a sentiment which was reflected in a recent piece at The Hill:
Trump’s declassification order helps Barr to uncover the truth
The rolling “coup” against President Trump took on the characteristics of an irresistible force. Media, political leaders, pundits and former intelligence officers spent two years convincing each other and the public that Donald Trump conspired with Russia to win election.
Now that special counsel Robert Mueller has proven this allegation false, Attorney General William Barr looks like the immovable object the country needs to ensure such an attempt never happens again.
Those few trusted men and women who hold the awesome power of government secret surveillance are supposed to be immune from politics. Often portrayed as serious, sober servants of truth, they swear an oath to seek justice without fear or favor.
Transparency is key in this matter.
The American people deserve to know what really happened.