Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday that there was still a possibility that the Trump campaign was surveilled by the government in a legitimate fashion.
“Clearly the foreign intelligence surveillance act was used against the Trump campaign,” said Graham to CNN’s Manu Raju.
“That’s a form of surveillance,” he explained. “It is, surveillance is fine, but it’s legal, it’s authorized. Counter-intelligence investigation was opened up against the Trump campaign. That by its nature, surveillance is fine.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "Clearly the foreign intelligence surveillance act was used against the Trump campaign." pic.twitter.com/Q0V7n8Pud4
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“I think what Mr. Barr is saying is that this didn’t happen in the Clinton campaign, there was no counterintelligence investigation I know of against the Clinton campaign there was no FISA warrants opened up against her people,” Graham said. “The question is why did the government open up a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, and was the FISA warrant legit?” . . .
The comment seemed to go against an earlier statement from the president, who seemed absolutely certain that the Obama administration had illegally spied on his presidential campaign. (Read more from “Senator Admits Obama Admin Could Have Legitimately Spied on Trump Campaign” HERE)