May 19 2017
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) issued the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey's decision to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee and not the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"I very much appreciate former FBI Director Comey's willingness to publicly testify about his conversations with President Trump and other relevant matters.
"I am surprised he will do so given the fact we now have a Special Counsel who will likely be investigating matters related to their conversations.
"I completely concur with the Judiciary Committee Chairman and Ranking Member that if former Director Comey testifies he should do so before both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.
"The Judiciary Committe has primary responsibility for FBI oversight. I certainly want former Director Comey to be able to tell his side of the story in regards to President Trump. I also want to ask him about the massive and repeated leaks coming from the FBI. Specifically, who would have access and be in a position to read memos, allegedly written by former Director Comey, to the New York Times regarding his meetings with President Trump about the Russia investigation."