Former FBI Director James Comey has gone “radioactive” as more details about his actions during the Russia investigation become public, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. he told “Hannity” on Wednesday.
“People are running away from him like he’s got the plague,” Graham told host Sean Hannity.
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Graham made the comments after former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates told the panel that an FBI interview with then National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in January 2017 was done without her permission and she was shocked. when he found out.
Graham insisted with Yates on the details of the Bureau̵
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“You could use that term, yes,” agreed Yates, who added that she was “irritated” with Comey for not telling her that Flynn’s communications with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were being investigated.
“Rosenstein said, ‘No, I wouldn’t have signed the [FISA] I guarantee that if I knew then what I know now, “Graham said Wednesday night.” Sally Yates threw it [Comey] under the bus, [saying] that he became a thief and that he commissioned General Flynn … to fabricate a crime.
“What’s the takeaway here? That Comey sat atop one of the most corrupt investigations, Crossfire Hurricane, in FBI history, and the rats are abandoning ship. Bad day for Jim Comey.”
Graham added that “there is no way in hell” that Comey did not know the dossier compiled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele which purported to detail President Trump’s ties to Russia “basically. [been] it turned out to be unfounded by the interview with the Russian subnet in January .
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“My goal was to show that he knew this and he still got warrants against Carter Page,” said Graham. “Here’s the thing … it will become time to sell your book, Jim Comey. You can come to the judicial committee and sell your next book because you have a date with the truth, my friend.”
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Graham also told Hannity that while he’s not sure what steps Connecticut US attorney John Durham will take against Comey as Durham concludes his investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation, but for his part, “I’ll call the analyst. intelligence officer and the case officer who interviewed the Russian sub-response … and asked them, “Once you found out the dossier was a pile of garbage, did you tell anyone about it?”
“I don’t know what Durham will do, but I know what the hell I’ll do,” Graham said. “We’ll go all the way, stay tuned … all I can tell you is that Jim Comey is as radioactive as you can.
“If you don’t believe me, ask Sally Yates.”
Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.