[Ed. – Why are we stuck with this guy being the GOP candidate in the South Carolina race this year? One may never forgive Palmetto voters for not turning out for him, but one may still understand it. He doesn’t act like an innocent man re Spygate.]
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and his staff kept Republican members of that committee in the dark about a pivotal interview of key Russiagate figure Joe Pientka, multiple sources familiar with Thursday’s proceedings told The Federalist.
Graham and his committee investigative staff, helmed by chief investigative counsel Zach Somers, did not inform Republican members of the committee about the interview, multiple Judiciary Committee sources told The Federalist. Even Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who has sought an interview with Pientka since 2018, was not told about Thursday’s interview, according to a spokesman for his office.
“Sen. Grassley’s staff was not aware this interview was happening,” a spokesman for the Iowa senator said.