Graham to Durbin: Senate should hold judiciary hearing on Durham report

By Jen Krausz on
 May 16, 2023

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called on Sen. Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-IL) to hold a hearing on the John Durham report after it alleged that the FBI and DOJ acted wrongly in pursuing an investigation into former President Donald Trump and alleged Russian collusion.

“The Durham Report is a damning indictment of the FBI under James Comey and the operations of the Department of Justice. Their behavior during the Crossfire Hurricane investigation reads like a page out of the Nixon playbook,” Graham said in a statement.

“Today, I am calling on Chairman Durbin to quickly hold a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Durham Report to fulfill the Committee’s oversight obligations,” he said.

He said he didn't expect that the left would actually do anything in response to the report because they all think taking down Trump is a "noble cause."

“Unfortunately, when it comes to the American Left you will not hear about the Durham Report. The American Left celebrates bad actors like these because they had a ‘noble cause’ – taking down a political opponent. It is a case of the ends justifying the means. I hope they will prove me wrong and come out and make clear that the FBI and DOJ violated the constitutional protections of many, including Donald Trump, but I am not holding my breath,” he said.

Durbin's House counterpart, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said he would hold a hearing with Durham next week.