Graham hints at further questioning of Comey in wake of Mueller findings

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamHillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at 'premature' subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars DOJ: Dem subpoena for Mueller report is 'premature and unnecessary' Dems reject Barr's offer to view Mueller report with fewer redactions MORE (R-S.C.) hinted at further questioning of ex-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Kellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report April Ryan slams Mike Huckabee in Twitter feud: 'Will you get into heaven? The answer is no!' MORE on Sunday after the attorney general released a summary of the key findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation.

"Could not agree more. See you soon," Graham tweeted, sharing a tweet from Comey earlier in the day.  

Comey had tweeted "so many questions" with an image of him in the forest after Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress detailing the conclusions of Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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The letter said that Mueller did not find evidence that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

The letter also said that Mueller and his team had not concluded one way or another whether Trump obstructed justice while president. But Barr added that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinKellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Collins: Mueller report includes 'an unflattering portrayal' of Trump MORE had decided not to pursue an obstruction charge after reviewing the special counsel's findings.

When asked for clarification on Graham's tweet, his office pointed The Hill to a letter from Graham to Barr about investigating a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant obtained on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser on Trump's campaign.

Republicans have said the FISA warrant obtained on Page was an abuse of federal power and based on faulty evidence.

Among the evidence presented by the Justice Department for the warrant was a controversial dossier compiled in 2016 by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

That dossier alleges ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, but has not been verified.

In applying for the surveillance warrant on Page, the Justice Department had failed to disclose to the court that the research had been paid for, in part, by Democrats.

The concerns over the FISA warrant are part of a larger effort by Republicans to argue that the Justice Department made partisan decisions during the 2016 election, potentially to influence it.

Sunday's conclusion that there was no collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia may reignite efforts from Graham and other Republicans to pursue investigations into that issue.

Comey testified in front of House Republicans in late 2018 and has met with several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on issues relating to Russia.