(Washington Examiner) Sen. Lindsey Graham said he believes a prison sentence is needed to restore the American people's confidence in the U.S. justice system in the face of alleged government surveillance misconduct.
In an interview Tuesday with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the South Carolina Republican called for accountability for the Justice Department and FBI officials who used an unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele to obtain warrants to electronically monitor onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Advertisement - story continues below
"Every American should be concerned about the fact that the Department of Justice and the FBI knew that the source of the document had a bias, and they did nothing to ensure the document was reliable. It's not reliable to this day. If the court does not clear this up and take corrective action, then why do you expect people in the future to be deterred? If somebody doesn't go to jail, and if the court doesn't hold those who lied to the court accountable, then we will have missed a great opportunity to restore the rule of law," Graham said.