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Graham: People should be fired over surveillance report findings

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Thursday that he thought individuals tied to the probe into Trump campaign associates need to go to jail or be fired. 

“The people who did this stuff have to be held accountable. That’s just as important as changing the law. Those who took the law in their own hands and lied to the court and manufactured evidence, they need to pay a price as a deterrent,” Graham said.

Graham told The Hill that FBI Director Christopher Wray faces an “uphill battle” to prove to lawmakers that the culture can change within the FBI. 

“That means people have to get fired and some people need to go to jail,” Graham added. 

Graham’s comments come after the Senate Judiciary Committee spent more than five hours questioning Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over his findings in his review of the FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign associates during 2016. 

Horowitz’s report found that there was no evidence of political bias in the decision to open the investigation and that the bureau had an “authorized purpose” for the probe. But Horowitz also found 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Horowitz during his testimony before the Judiciary Committee that “at minimum someone’s got to be fired.” 

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