Lindsey Graham: When The Mueller Report Is Put To Bed, We're Going To Investigate How All Of This Started

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham opened Wednesday's hearing about the Mueller report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race by announcing his plans to investigate Obama administration law enforcement officials' targeting of President Trump's campaign. "I can’t say I’ve read it all,” Graham said, holding up a paper copy of the report. "I appreciate very much what Mr. Mueller did for the country. I have read most of the report. For me, it is over." "Once the Mueller report is put to bed, and it will be soon, this committee is going to look long and hard at how all of this started," Graham said. "We’re going to look at the FISA warrant process. Did Russia provide Christopher Steele the information about Trump, that turned out to be garbage, that was used to get a warrant on an American citizen and if so, how did the system fail? Was there a real effort between Papadopoulos and anybody in Russia to use the Clinton e-mails stolen by the Russians, or is that thought planted in his mind? I don’t know, but we’re going to look." Graham also read some of the much-discussed anti-Trump text messages from fired FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok: "August 15th, 2016. Strzok: 'I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office that there is no way he gets elected, but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.' August 26, 2016. 'Just went to the southern Virginia Walmart. I could smell the Trump support.' October the 19th, 2016. 'Trump is a f*cking idiot. He’s unable to provide a coherent answer."