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Friday, 19 May 2017 05:36

Sen. Graham: Appointment of Special Prosecutor Is a Loss for the Public; Crimps Congress

Written by  Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – The Justice Department’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Russian influence and other matters will “severely” limit the investigations by various congressional committees, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.

) said on Thursday.

“So one of the losers in this decision is the public,” Graham said, following a closed-door briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who made the decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Graham pointed to the recent testimony of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who gave their side of the story at a public hearing.

“I think that opportunity has been lost, maybe for the greater good, but there are a lot of people in that room who were shocked that when a special counsel has been appointed, that Congress has limitations on what we can do.”

Graham said congressional committees and subcommittees will now find it difficult to subpoena the records of somebody like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn or to call former FBI Director James Comey to testify: “If I were Mr. Mueller, I would jealously guard the witness pool,” Graham said.

Criminal investigation?

The senator said counterintelligence investigations, such as the ones being conducted by Congress, do not need a special prosecutor, but “a criminal investigation might.

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Congress was crimped long ago. Have they ever had a successful investigation when anybody went to prison. By the way why did big mouth Elijah who was on the committee collude with the Lois Lerner deal and get off??????????????

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