Lindsey Graham: ‘Be Wary’ Of ‘Spin’ From WaPo, NYT Ahead Of Trump-Russia Report

Lindsey Graham spin Trump russiaSen. Lindsey Graham urged caution Monday about Washington Post and New York Times reports regarding an alleged rift between Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the findings of an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe.

“Be wary of The Washington Post and New York Times reporting on what’s coming up with Horowitz. They’ve been trying overtime to spin this thing, to diminish its effect, to downplay it,” Graham said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was responding to reports from the two newspapers that Barr has privately disagreed with a key finding in a report that Horowitz will release next week regarding FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign.

According to The Post and Times, Barr disagrees with Horowitz’s finding that the FBI had a legal basis for opening the Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016.

The Justice Department released a statement following the reports downplaying any rift between Barr and Horowitz. Graham also said that Barr “has every confidence” in Horowitz.

“I can tell you without any hesitation Attorney General Barr has every confidence in the world in Mr. Horowitz. He believes he’s done a good job, a professional job,” said Graham.

Horowitz will release his report on Dec. 9, and will testify before Graham’s committee on Dec. 11.

The investigation has centered on whether the FBI properly and legally conducted the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. A key focus of the probe has been the FBI’s applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. FBI investigators relied on the unverified Steele dossier to argue in the warrant applications that there was probable cause to believe that Page was acting as a Russian agent.

The special counsel’s report undercut that theory by saying that prosecutors found no evidence that any Trump associates were working on behalf of Russia. The special counsel’s report also undercut the dossier’s core allegation of a “well-developed conspiracy of coordination” between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Chuck Ross

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Mary G
2 years ago

The very existance of our republic is at stake with this onslaught by the left and the Democratic party. We must stand up to them, speak up to our legislators, and most importantly show up on election day. What we can do now is unite in prayer to save our nation!

Old Silk Hat
2 years ago

Did you all see Nadler sleeping during the hearing yesterday?

2 years ago

Why don’t you democrats stop your”hissy fits”and get back to earning your salaries,its been a long time coming.

2 years ago
Reply to  dino

When did they ever “earn” their salaries…. and massive perks? The perks collectively coast the taxpayers mega-times more than their salaries.

Roy Law
2 years ago

The New York Times and Washington Post reminds me of the yellow journalism so prevalent in the late 1800s. Fast forward to the present, and they ONLY deserve next to the rags a person sees in the racks at the check out line. I am 72, and remember a time when both the print and visual media actually reported the truth. I noticed the change when I was serving my country as a soldier in Vietnam. Very, very sad for America.

Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

Don’t take anything any of them say that involves politics. You can add the Tampa Bay Times to that list.

Ed J
2 years ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham has pointed out what most of us already know and that is that the L-A-M-E-S-T-R-E-A-M M-E-D-I-A is at it again, and again, and again … ad nauseum. Professional journalism at these media Masters of Muck is nonexistent. Too bad we are far removed from yesteryear out West where we could simply call them out at high noon on the main street of town and do a Marshal Dillon on them.

2 years ago

In the early 1990’s, I read in the San Diego Union, that 70% of high school students admitted to cheating on tests. These are the people who have many positions in this country, including journalists. Lying doesn’t have to be big to still be a lie. Stealing even a pencil is still stealing. All these things are against the 10 commandments, and if someone has a problem controlling them, they need to have a talk with Christ Jesus about saving them. If they’re sincere, He’ll help them come to a better life.

2 years ago

The nightly news is just their opinion, and prejudices within a smokescreen of so called”News/Journalism”…They need truckloads of cheese to go with their whine!

M Johnson
2 years ago

It’s difficult to understand why the press and even so many average citizens are so obsessed with justification of the deep state activities rather than rooting it out.

2 years ago

Wake up USA patriotic citizens and don’t listen to what the idiots in journalism are saying to you; they’re lying to you. Think for yourself, listen to yourself, and listen to the things they AREN’t saying to you. They believe that we believe anything that comes out of their mouths. I know I certainly don’t, and I don’t listen to them.

I only wish that our forefathers could come back and see the mucked up mess that exists in Washington DC. What do you personally think they would say? President Donald Trump is trying to clean up the mess in the SWAMP and the idiots in DC are scared to death that he is going to accomplish it and that’s why they’re trying to find anything negative they can about him, and in my book it’s not working!

I recently stopped my cable TV subscription because I got tired of all the crap on there and watching reruns upon reruns of shows that I don’t like to watch, and why pay $100 a month for that. I can turn on the radio and listen to what I want to listen to. I don’t watch anything to do with Hollywood anymore (especially the awards programs….they are so ridiculous) because they are so liberal and so biased and so STUPID! Negative upon negative upon negative movies being made!

One thing everyone needs to learn to do is think for themselves, be observant about what’s going on, and make your own decisions NOT based on what the news media is telling you or Hollywood! The majority of them in Hollywood are a bunch of burned out junkies anyway!

2 years ago

It better be the TRUTH we all know there are lies after lies corrupt politicians mainly democratics but also some republicans they all are Treasonous actions and must be brought to justice prosecuted and that means All Involved top to bottom

Rick J.
2 years ago

Who in their right mind would believe the Post, Times, CNN or anything with (MS)NBC.
The whole group is full of Schiff.

2 years ago

WaPo and the New York Crimes really missed their calling, they should not even pretend to be in the news business for which they lack all comprehension, they should be in marketing and advertising. For the last three years they have tirelessly attempted to hype one Nada Enchilada after another into a Snowflake Fiesta. The New York Times should consider changing its motto from “all the news that’s fit to print” to “all the news that’s baseless lint.” In today’s world neither one of these waste-papers have anymore application, even the Soviet Pravda had more purpose because due to a shortage of packaging in the communist dictatorship it got to serve as fish wrap.

Ed J
2 years ago
Reply to  Veteran

One of the conservative radio talk show hosts refers to WaPO as the Washington Compost and the NYT as the New York Slime. Also, MSNBC as MSLSD. But then these names give too much stature to these Masters of Muck compared to what they really deserve.

Brenda Blunt
2 years ago

Used to be that newspapers were very reliable and trustworthy. Sadly, this is not true today. The bullies want their way and are trying to get their way. They can just leave the USA if this is how they feel!!!

Ed LaPinskas
2 years ago

MSM chock full of communists.

2 years ago

LOL, when I was a Teenager in the Bronx in the 60s my mother told me she did not trust the NYT and wouldn’t even read it

Irv C
2 years ago

These news reporters are traitors to America. More interest in being a legend in their own minds than they truth. The democrats with all their lies and accusations have cost american taxpayers an absolute fortune. Impeach? Yes but not President Trump. Pelosi and Schiff for starters. Clean the swamp and it’s obviously packed!

2 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

An honest assessment!

Phillip Craddock
2 years ago

50 years ago, the News Media was the “champions of truth” here in America.

Now, the News Media has become the “champions of lies”, attempting to destroy those things that America stands for. Now they are 2 bit “investigators”, fake “experts”, “spin artists”, “editorialist“, and “liberal agenda promoters” !

No honesty required !

2 years ago

I suspect they’ve always been this way, but it’s just more blatant now. No one like Fox and the internet to question anything the liberals said, so they got away with it.

2 years ago

Champions of Truth? Not so much! Ever heard of Walter Duranty?

Ed J
2 years ago

Our current lamestream media has ascended to the lofty heights of journalistic accomplishment often seen in the National Enquirer and other pulp publications hanging on racks at the grocery store. In fact, I would not be surprised to find that most of these “journalists” had actually interned at one of these pulp palaces.

Donna Hildebrandt
2 years ago

Very well said, Phillip!

Thomas Hays
2 years ago

Turn off the liberal media / Democrats propaganda. If we tune them out they will either fail or have to start reporting honestly. Although Fox News has it’s share of opinion shows the actual news reporting is always honest and gives all conflicting sides a chance to speak.
News reporting has become seriously slanted to the left and if you don’t agree with them some how you become a racist.

Ed J
2 years ago
Reply to  Thomas Hays

In psychology, there is a dictum that the only way to defeat dysfunctional (negative) behavior is to DENY the payoff to the perpetrator of that behavior. So, what to do? Simple. Ignore them, do not buy their products or services, and send letters objecting to what they are presenting, and invite your friends to do likewise. Indirectly, one can also contact those companies that sponsor ads on these media and object to them advertising with these media. If enough people complain, companies will be quicker to react by redirecting their ads to some other outlet since they do not want to lose customers or jeopardize their bottom line.

Anna Petrocelli
2 years ago

It looks that you only took 15 seconds to write this stupid response below…..Is this all you had to say? If I were you and anyone else who reads these terrible newspapers I would discontinue them and I would advise all sane Americans to do the same. These two papers have become a disgrace to their original founders and they are no longer worth to even be used for toilet paper. All their stories are showing their biases…..I would not spent 8 cents on one of them.

2 years ago


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