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Senate Judiciary Chairman Referring Former FBI Counterintelligence Chief to John Durham

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is turning over information to U.S. Attorney John Durham regarding the potential criminal actions of a former FBI official involved in the investigation of Donald Trumps 2016 campaign.

Bill Priestap was one of five FBI employees who briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018, Graham said Friday, accusing the briefers of “completely whitewashing the truth about the reliability of the dossier.”

Ex-British spy Christopher Steele compiled second- and third-hand information into a dossier that appears to have been used by intelligence officials to spy on Trumps campaign. The dossier was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trumps Democrat rival.

None of the explosive allegations against Trump in the dossier were proven, and many have been undercut in the following years.

Grahams committee released a partially-classified FBI interview with Steeles primary source last month, further undermining the dossiers credibility.

Graham said the information about Priestap is headed to Durham.

“What Im going to do with this is turn it over to Durham because I think the briefing in 2018, a year after the subsource told the FBI the dossier was a bunch of garbage, whitewashing that report to the Senate Intel Committee is potentially another crime,” Graham said during an appearance on Fox News “Sean Hannity.”

“So, Im going to send all of this to Durham when I get it.”

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing to examine the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)
John Durham
John Durham, left, is sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on Feb. 22, 2018. (Courtesy of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Connecticut)

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