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Sen. Graham: Special Counsel Needed on Trump-Russia Dossier

Sen. Graham: Special Counsel Needed on Trump-Russia Dossier
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By    |   Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:11 PM

A special counsel is needed to look into the background of a dossier that was created during President Donald Trump's campaign and how the document has been used and handled, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday.

"I've spent some time in the last couple of days, after a lot of fighting with the Department of Justice, to get the background on the dossier," the South Carolina Republican said during a Fox News "Tucker Carlson Tonight" interview. "I'm very disturbed about what the Department of Justice did with this dossier, and we need a special counsel to look into that."

It's not in special counsel Robert Mueller's "charter" to examine the dossier, Graham said, but from what he has seen and gathered in the past couple of days, "I'd like somebody outside DOJ to look into how this dossier was handled and what they did with it."

Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, sitting in for Carlson, asked Graham if he'd found out something he did not previously know, with the senator responding "yes," without expanding on what that was.

Kilmeade further asked if it was the contents of the dossier that disturbed him, or how it may have been used by the Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.

"I've been a lawyer most of my life, a prosecutor, and a defense attorney," Graham replied. "The one thing I can say, every prosecutor has a duty to the court to disclose things that are relevant to the request."

And when a document is used as a reason for going to court, Graham continued, "I think the Department of Justice owes it to the court to be up-and-up about exactly what this document is about, who paid for it, who's involved, what their motives might be."

After looking at the history of the document, he added, "and how it was used by the Department of Justice, I'm really very concerned, and this cannot be the new normal."

Graham did not elaborate further during the interview.

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A special counsel is needed to look into the background of a dossier that was created during President Donald Trump's campaign and how the document has been used and handled, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday."I've spent some time in the last couple of days, after a lot of...
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