According to McClatchy DC Bureau, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has said that the next steps in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s report on President Trump’s 2016 campaign is to start investigating whether or not Hillary Clinton got assistance from former President Obama’s Department of Justice.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he supported Mueller’s investigation, and he would ask Attorney General William Barr to testify before his panel about the report. According to Barr, Mueller’s report found no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice attempts by Trump. Graham also said he wanted as much as possible of the report to be released to the public.
Graham’s moves will be a source of relief for Democrats who could have worried that Graham’s alliance to the Republican party would discourage him from asking Barr to testify and releasing the Mueller report.
On the other hand, Graham did say he would ask Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate if Obama’s Department of Justice illegally spied on a Trump associate to assist Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential campaign. The special counsel might also look at the investigation into Clinton’s use of private emails.
“What makes no sense to me is that all of the abuse by the Department of Justice and the FBI, the unprofessional conduct, the shady behavior — nobody seems to think that’s much important,” Graham said. “Well, that’s gonna change, I hope.”
“I think we need to move on in terms of the deep dive into Trump,” Graham told a smaller group of reporters following his press conference. “Have Barr tell us what the report said ... But moving on includes the other stuff.”