Graham, Meadows go on the attack over Steele dossier

Graham, Meadows go on the attack over Steele dossier
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamConservation remains a core conservative principle Graham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways Meadows: 'The clock has finally struck midnight on the Russian collusion fantasy' Lawmakers clash over whether conclusion of Mueller investigation signals no collusion MORE (R-N.C.) on Wednesday intensified their attacks on a controversial dossier containing opposition research against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE, one day after Capitol Hill testimony was released from the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the document.

“I want the entire story regarding Fusion GPS, the Dossier, and the Department of Justice to be revealed,” Graham tweeted.

Meadows, meanwhile, listed multiple questions about the dossier he still wants answered, including whether the Justice Department under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJam-packed primary poses a serious threat to Democrats in 2020 Free speech: Can universities take back control? What should Democrats do next, after Mueller's report? MORE used it to target the Trump campaign.

Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is among the GOP representatives who have in recent weeks alleged bias within the FBI against Trump, citing anti-Trump texts from a former member of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team.

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Graham and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTreasury expands penalty relief to more taxpayers Overnight Health Care: Senators seek CBO input on preventing surprise medical bills | Oversight panel seeks OxyContin documents | Pharmacy middlemen to testify on prices | Watchdog warns air ambulances can put patients at 'financial risk' Drug prices are a matter of life and death MORE (R-Iowa) last week sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinWhy Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight Dem rep on collusion: 'Impossible' to 'write it off completely' just going off Barr summary MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking that they investigate the dossier's author, Christopher Steele.

Graham has said he believes a special counsel is needed to review the handling of the dossier, which contains claims of ties between Trump and Russia.

Democrats have claimed the dossier contains evidence that could help prove collusion between Russia and Trump and his campaign officials, while Republicans insist that it is full of unverified claims that the FBI might have used to improperly secure a warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign and transition.

On Tuesday Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThis week: Congress set for next stage of Mueller probe fight Dem senator: 'Appropriate' for Barr, Mueller to testify publicly about Russia probe GOP lawmaker offers constitutional amendment capping Supreme Court seats at 9 MORE (D-Calif.) unilaterally released the transcript of testimony from the co-founder of Fusion GPS, which is the firm that hired Steele. 

On Wednesday Graham said releasing the transcript doesn’t go far enough. 

“The best way to start this process is to declassify how the dossier was used by the #DOJ and the DOJ’s interactions with Mr. Steele. We can do this and still protect sources and methods,” Graham tweeted.