Stephen K. Bannon, the former Chief Strategist for President Donald J. Trump, called for the Senate Judiciary, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), to investigate numerous high profile people around the alleged corruption in Ukraine, as well as people who have connections to the Impeachment of Trump.
On Jessie Waters Fox News program, Waters World, Bannon asked for Graham to start a Select Committee to dive into the alleged criminality at the top of the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of the Investigation, Central Intelligence Committee, National Security Council and the State Department.
Bannon, proving the precedent for such a move, made reference to the “Church Committees” from 1975.
From the Senate website, the Church Committees were when “Senator John Pastore introduced a resolution to establish a select committee to investigate federal intelligence operations and determine the extent, if any, to which illegal, improper, or unethical activities were engaged in by any agency of the Federal Government. The Senate approved the resolution, 82-4.”
“The committee faced a formidable task: to conduct a wide-ranging investigation of the nation’s most secret agencies and programs, and based on those findings, write a detailed report including legislative recommendations,” as reported on the US Senate history site.
The list of alleged crimes swirling around the 2019 Impeachment and Ukraine corruption, that have been hinted at by other high ranking Republicans, is Former Vice President Biden’s family enrichment; Biden coercion of Ukraine investigation; Democrat collusion w/ Ukraine in 2016 election; Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) working with leaker; Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) staffers working with Ukrainian operatives.
According to a recent interview on Face The Nation, Graham has no plans of investigating these alleged crimes, even after Bannon and others have called for them, insisting that Russians have “hacked the DNC”, without proof of any hacks as if that excuses his responsibility to address corruption in the American and Ukraine government as addressed by US Representatives.
Even though there is video evidence of suspected corruption, as seen in this video of former secretary of state, John Kerry who bragged about a quid pro quo for foreign aid, tying himself to Biden and President Barack H. Obama.
John Kerry just confirmed Obama was involved in the Ukraine corruption.
“All of us in the admin were trying to get rid of that prosecutor. From Obama, to the Secretary of State, to the Vice President, all of us were trying to get rid of him.”pic.twitter.com/kRIz32saMu
— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) February 11, 2020
Graham also pushed off claims of massive Ukraine corruption and links to the Biden family, made by former mayor and prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, who currently serves at legal counsel to Trump.
In the Face The Nation interview, Graham sent a message to Trump that he did not plan to call for any investigations outside of a possible FISA court investigation.
Watch the interview:
During the interview, Graham tried to limit his oversight obligations to FISA court matters, as discussed in the IG report, and unlawful warrants for surveillance on Americans and answered allegations that he doesn’t take the Ukraine corruption matters seriously.
Graham pushed back on the question of other investigations and said, “I am not going to the Republican Christopher Steele,” meaning someone, Graham claims, who was set up with Russian propaganda.
Graham then said Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, had told him to be “careful of anything coming out of Ukraine” about scandalous behavior or corruption because of the Russian’s influence there.
Guiliani, however, claims he has proof of the need for the investigations.
The Biden Family Enterprise has been selling his office for years. The corrupt media has been covering up. It was handed to me and I had the courage to reveal it knowing the Swamp would try to destroy me. I served my country. They are betraying it. I will not stop.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) February 11, 2020
Graham demanded that Guiliani should turn any evidence of Ukraine’s corruption over to Burr, in the intel committee or to the Department of Justice to investigate.
This story is developing…