Published: Mon, May 29, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email

Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email

In classified sessions with members of Congress several months ago, Comey described those emails in the Russian claim and expressed his concern that this Russian information could "drop" and that would undermine the Clinton investigation and the Justice Department in general, according to one government official.

A week after the Senate Intelligence Committee announced former FBI Director James Comey would testify, no date has yet been set for the hearing.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a Russian intelligence document saying the Clinton campaign had an understanding with the Justice Department that Clinton would not be prosecuted over the email inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. No people are asking questions as to why. senator lindsey Graham called the report quote "stunning" and said Comey "needs to be held accountable".

In that briefing, Comey did not even mention the other reason he gave in public testimony for acting independently of the Justice Department - that Lynch was compromised because Bill Clinton boarded her plane and spoke to her during the investigation, these sources told CNN.

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"I can't imagine a scenario where it's OK for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to jump in the middle of an election based on a fake email generated by the Russians and not tell the Congress", Graham said.

The purportedly fake document, first disclosed by The New York Times in late April and described in more detail by The Washington Post on Wednesday, described an email sent by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was then the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, to an official at the billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations.

According to the CNN story, Comey did not consult with Attorney General Loretta Lynch when he chose to make a public announcement that the investigation was over. The report said the details came from "a dubious Russian document" and that this document influenced Comey's decision to make his thinking on the case public. "I want to see the email".

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