Graham opens IG hearing with scathing take on FISA report: The system failed
You have labored. Hard and your work product is impressive, and, I just want to thank you all for what you've done for the country and. Mr.. Horowitz I'm dying to hear from you but I. Bet I haven't made 20 minutes of opening statements, in a year if I'm taking a little bit longer, to. Try to lay out what I think is before. Us as a nation. Crossfire. Hurricane was, probably the best name. Ever given, to an investigation, in the history, of, investigations. Because I think that's what we wound up with a crossfire. And a hurricane. There's. Been a lot of media. Reports, about, your report, before. It was issued, and. I remember, reading all these headlines. Lawful. Investigation. With a few irregularities. Everything. Okay. Low-level. People kind of got off track. If. That's what you get out of this report you. Clearly, didn't, read it. If. That's your takeaway that this thing was lawfully. Predicated. And that's. The main point, you. Missed the entire report. How. Do you get a headline like that that's what you want it to be. You. Want it to be that. And nothing, more and I. Can assure you if this has been a, Democratic, president going. Through what President Trump had gone through that would not have been the headline, the. Headline would be the FBI takes, law in this own hands, biased. Agents, cut corners, lie. To court. Ignore. Exoneration. So. The first thing I want you to know is, how. The, cake is baked here and. My goal is to make sure that. People. When this is over whether. You like Trump hate Trump, don't. Care about Trump. You. Look at this as more than a few irregularities. Because. If this becomes a few irregularities. In. America. Then. God, help us all. Now. The. People that were in charges, in this investigation, were hand-picked, by. Mr.. McCabe who. Is now CNN analyst, high. Up in the FBI, the number-two, guy. The. First question, I will ask in a bit. Is. This the best of the best. Are. These, people, normal, representatives. Of the, Department, of Justice, in the FBI I hope. You will say no. Because. I believe it to be no and. If. I believed otherwise I would. Be incredibly. Depressed. So. Ladies, and gentlemen. I'm. Going to assume something for the sake of argument that, there. Was a lawful predicate. To, open up a counterintelligence, investigation. And I want you to know the standard, to open one up is about, like that. And. I also want you to know a counterintelligence. Investigation. Is not. A criminal, investigation. They're. Not trying to solve a crime they're. Trying to stop foreign, powers. From. Interfering. In America. That. A counterintelligence. Investigation. Is designed, to protect. Americans. From, foreign. Influence, I want. The American people to know there. Was an effort to, affect Hillary, Clinton's, campaign by. Foreign, actors. The. FBI, picked up that effort they, briefed her about it and they. Were able to stop it, we. Will be receiving, a defensive, briefing tomorrow as a committee, from. The FBI to tell us all about what, we should be watching for and they, may be some, specific threats, against, us I don't, know but. I know they're going to brief us to. Protect, us not. To surveil us and here's. One on every American to know from. The time they opened up crossfire, hurricane. So. This debacle was over, they. Never made any effort. To brief Donald, Trump about, suspect. Problems, within his campaign, they. Had one briefing. Talking. About you know the Russians are out there you never you better beware. Nothing. About Carter, page nothing. About Papadopoulos, nothing. About the other people that, they thought might be working with the Russians why. Did they not tell him that I. Hope. You can give us an answer. Bottom. Line ladies and gentlemen a, counterintelligence. Investigation. Is a. Good thing. Until. It becomes a bad thing. Because. It doesn't take much to open one and the.
Worst Thing can happen is for. People to open one up whose. Real purpose is not to protect an, American. But. To surveil them. Senator. Feinstein, found herself in a situation all, of us may one day find ourselves in, a longtime. Employee was, suspected, of having ties to a foreign government they. Informed, her and she took appropriate action how. Easy would it be for. Somebody to come in our campaigns, as a volunteer. We. Really don't know who they are you just appreciate any help you can get. How. Does he would it, be for all of us to get caught up in this scenario I hope. All of us would appreciate if, you really believe there's somebody in my campaign, working, with a foreign power please tell me. So. I can do something about it. Why. Didn't they tell Trump. We'll. Figure that out later. But. I think it's a question needs to be asked. So. For. A moment let's assume that there was a lawful predicate, to open up a counterintelligence, investigation. What. Has been described as a few irregularities. Becomes. A massive criminal, conspiracy over. Time to. Defraud the FISA Court, to. Illegally, surveil an American, citizen, and keep. An operation, open against a sitting president the United States violating. Every norm known to the rule of law. Many. Of your prosecutors. I mean have you been US attorneys, I mean. Have you been defense attorneys. Trump's. Time will come and go. But. I hope we understand, that what happened, here, can. Never happen again. Because. What happened here is not. A few irregularities, what, happened here is the system. Failed. People. At the highest level, of our government. Took. The law in their own hands, and. When I say defraud, the FISA Court I mean it. To. Your team. You. Are able to uncover and, discover, abuse. Of power I never, believed would actually, exist, in 2019. How. Bad is it is. As it was is was, as if, Jagger. Hoover came back to life, the. Old FBI. The. FBI that had a chip on its shoulder and. Wanted to intimidate, people and find. Out what was going on in your life and the law be damned. Martin. Luther King and just fill in the names. So. Who. Ran this thing. The. People were hand-picked, by. McCabe. The. Number, two guy at the FBI. The. Supervisory. Agent. The. Dev the Assistant Director for counterintelligence as Peter struck, he's. A big player and all. Things. Crossfire. Hurricane. Lisa. Page you, may have heard of her who was she she. Was an FBI lawyer. Working for McCabe, these. Are two central, characters, in. This. Debacle. Let. Me tell you a little bit. About. Who these people are. And. Where. They're coming from. Thanks. To a lot of hard work by people. For. Mr. Horowitz the FBI and others. Here's. What we know, struck. The. Frontline supervisor. Fairbrother. 12 2016. Oh, he's. Trump abysmal. I keep. Hoping the, charade will end and people will just dump him the. Problem, then is that, Roubaix Rubio, will likely lose, to Cruz I.
Never. Quite made it and I couldn't understand what they would not consider me as serious candidate. The. Republican. Party is utter. Shambles. When. Was the last competitive. Ticket they offered. March. 3rd 2016. Page. God. Trump is a lo some human. Struck. Oh my, god he's, an idiot and, you. Know what newsrooms, all over the country people are nodding. This. Represents. The attitude, a lot of people in America and you can have that attitude but you should be in the, journalism business you. Shouldn't be at the FBI if, you were in the military and, you said anything, like, this about. A commander-in-chief you'd be charged with the crime remember. The McChrystal, debacle, where. They had a barroom, discussion. With a reporter, from The Rolling Stone what's, a takeaway don't, go to a bar with a Rolling Stone reporter. They. Started talking about how they dint like Joe Biden and, I, was one of the first people to say that is out of bounds you. Can have all the political opinions, you want but, if you're an officer in the United States military you. Will part those opinions and you, will not speak ill of the. Commander-in-chief but that obviously, is not a rule at the FBI Department, of Justice March. 16, 2016. I cannot. Believe Donald Trump is likely to, be actual. Serious, candidate, for president, July, 16th, we're getting closer to when this thing opens and while. Donald, Trump is an enormous douche, again a, lot of people agree with that. Trump. Barely, spoke but the first thing out of his mouth was we're going to win. So big, the. Whole thing is like living, in a bad dream July the 19th, 2016. Trump. Is a disaster, I have no, idea how destabilizing. His presidency, would be a lot of people believe that you're entitled to believe that but, you should not be an investigator. July. The 30th. The. Investigation. Is open and, damn. This feels momentous, about the investigation. Because, this matters, the. Others one did too but that was to ensure we didn't F something, up this, matters, because this, matters. So. Super glad to. Be on this voyage with you I hope. You understand, what, this voyage was about August. 8 2016. 3. Days. Before struck, was named the, frontline supervisor. He's. Not ever going to become president, right page, 2 struck. Struck. No, no. He won't, we'll stop it. These. Are the people in charge. August. 15th 2016. I want. To believe the path you threw out for consideration, and Andy's, office, that. There's no way he gets elected, but. I'm afraid we can't take that risk that. The American people will pick their presidents, what they're saying it's. Like an insurance policy in the unlike and like unlikely. Event you die, before you're 40. August. 26, 2016. Just. Went to southern. Just. Went to a southern Virginia Walmart, I could. Smell the Trump, support. People. In charge. October. 11 2016. Currently. Fighting was Stu for the FISA, Stu. Was a lawyer who thought this thing was not on the up-and-up, stood. His ground until. He couldn't stand it anymore. Eventually. Got run over. October. The 19th. I'm. All riled up Trump is an effing, idiot, is unable. To provide a coherent, answer, the. New york times probability. Numbers, are dry being everyday I'm scared. For our organization. November, the 3rd 2016. Oh my. God this. Is effing, terrifying. Referencing. An article, entitled a victory. By Trump, remains, possible. November. The night. 2016. Are. You ever going to give out your calendars. Some. Kind of depressing maybe. It should be the first meeting, of the secret society. November. The 13th, I, brought. All the I bought all the President's, Men I, figure. I needed, to brush up on Watergate. November. The 13th, 2016. Finally. To wait two pages away from finishing all, the President's, Men page. Destruct, did, you know the president, resigns at the end. Struck. What, god that would be so. Lucky. May. 18th. 2017. The. Date page accepted. A position on the special, counsels, team, for. Me in this. Case I personally, have a sense of unfinished, business. Unleashed. With. Nye, whatever, that means now. I need to fix it and finish it, struck. Who. Gives a F. One. More, assistant. Director, or whoever, an. Investigation. Leading to impeachment. May. 2017. You. Know I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I'd. Be there I'd be there I'd I'd. Be there no question. I hesitate. In part just.
Because Of my gut sense and concern there's, no big there they're. Talking. About impeachment. May. 22nd. 2017, I'm, torn. I think, no I'm, more, replaceable. Than you are in this I'm the. Best for it but, there are others who can do it okay. You're, different and more. Unique this is yours. Talking. To. Paige. Alright. That's. The front line supervisor, and, the. Lawyer to McCabe. There's. A guy named Klein Smith. Who. Eventually. Alters. An. Email. From the CIA. Through. The Department of Justice and FBI, and. Mr.. Horowitz has intein found, this out and how they did it I will never know I'm, jumping, ahead here but. When you read this report. What. They find is that, a lawyer. Supervising. The FISA process, at the. FBI. According. To mr. Horowitz, doctored. An email, from the CIA to the FBI and he's. Going to be referred for criminal, prosecution. Why. Is that important. Carter. Paige who's been on the receiving end, of all this. The. Foundation, to believe he was a foreign, agent comes from a dossier, that we'll talk about in a minute in, that. Dossier, provided, by Christopher, steel and we'll talk about him in a minute, they. Claim that, Carter Paige meets with three people known to be Russians. Russian. Agents. People. Associated, with Russia. Carter. Page while, being wiretapped by. His government. Says. I don't know two, of these people and to. This day there's. No proof that he, ever met two, of those three the. Third person, he says yeah. I met, him I told, the CIA about, my meeting because, I was a source for the CIA. So. They would have you believe that, Carter, page is working against, our government, not. With, our government. So. Carter page in the summer of 2017, is, trying. To tell anybody and everybody I. Was. Working, with the CIA I reported. My contact, with this person and, nobody. Believed, him. The. CIA had told the FBI it, was true earlier. But. It never made it through the system, somebody. Got so rattled at the FBI, they, asked mr., Klein Smith to check it out. He. Checks it, out, he. Communicates, with the CIA, is. Carter, page a source for you and. An. Email, exchange they, say yes he is. What. Does mr. Klein Smith do he. Alters, the email to say no, he's not and. You. Caught him I, don't. Know how you caught, him because. You got it dig into this email, chain. It. Would be like getting a lab report from the FBI the, fingerprints. Don't match and, the, agent says they do. That's. How bad this is, so. Now let me tell you a little bit about. Mr., Klein Smith if I can find it. All. Right this is the lawyer. Supervising. The FISA warrant, process the. Guy that altered, this CIA, email. Because, he didn't want the court to know that, Carter, page actually was a source and why does that matter because, that the court had known then, there's a lawful, reason, for mr. Page to be talking, to, the Russian guy he. Wasn't working against, his country he was working with his country which, undercuts, the idea he's a foreign agent that's why I climbed Smith lied because. He didn't want to stop this investigation. All. Right this is after the election I. Am. So stressed about what I could have done differently the day after the election. I've. Just devastated. I can't. Wait until I can leave today and just, shut off the world for the next four days I'm sure a lot of people felt that way after Trump got elected, maybe still feel that way but, you shouldn't be in charge of supervising, anything. About, Trump if you feel that way I just. Can't, imagine. The. Systematic. Disassembly. Of the progress, we've made over the last eight years the, Obama, administration. They're. Crazies, one. Finally. This. Is the lawyer that. They put in put in charge of supervising, the, warrant process, this. Is the Tea Party on steroids, and I'm. Sure their newsrooms all over America is saying that's absolutely, right what is wrong with that Oh.
Also. Pence is stupid. Whatever. This, is what the guy is saying right. After. The election and, it's. Just hard not to feel like the FBI calls, some of this it was, a razor-thin, in some. States, plus. My. Goddamn, name is all over the legal documents, investigating. Trump's path. And. This. Is the. One that. Gives me the most. November. The 22nd. Shortly. After the election of Donald J Trump, the. FBI, lawyer, in charge of supervising the, FISA process. Tweets. Out to friends. Viva. La resistance. What. Are the odds that this guy might do something wrong. Would. You have to be part of a right wing right, wing conspiracy, to. Protect, in the future maybe this guy will get off-script. Folks. If. These are a few irregularities. The. Rule of law in this country is dead, and, here's. The good news good, news these. Are not a few, irregularities. These, are a few bad, people. They. Couldn't believe Trump, won that want him to believe didn't, want him to win and when he won couldn't. Tolerate the fact that he won and. All. These smelly people elected, him. This. Is bad stuff. So if you get out of this report. Lawful. Investigation. With a few irregularities. It says, more about you than, mr. Horowitz. How. The hell did this whole thing start. What. Got us here today. They. Open up a counterintelligence, investigation. In July, we. Know the Russians, are messing in our election, and, it. Was the Russians, ladies and gentlemen who stole the Democratic. National Committee emails, Podesta's. Emails and screwed. Around with Hillary Clinton it wasn't the Ukrainians, it was the Russians and they're. Coming after us again, so. To be concerned, that. The Russians, are messing, with presidential, campaigns, was, a legitimate. Concern. Said. They looked around at the Trump campaign. And. Said well let's see, if we can protect the Trump campaign. Carter. Paige went. To Moscow, a lot made speeches, if. You've, ever met Carter page one thing you will not accuse him of as being James Bond. This. Poor guy Papadopoulos. Picked. By Sam Clovis, to be part of Trump's national security, team, this. National, security team was literally picked up off the street if you've. Had a photo with Donald Trump you spent more time with Donald Trump than Papadopoulos. And Paige. They're. Not paid they're volunteers. But. The FBI, thinks we, need to watch these guys for manna port as. Well as, who's, the other one Flynn. General Flynn so, they opened up a counterintelligence, investigation. Let's assume for a moment that the, small, predicate. You need has been, met. What. The hell happened, after, they opened it up what. Did they find. Were. Their suspicions, validated. Or. Did they find at every turn it's, really not true and they ignored it. So. One, of the first things they tried to do was. To get a warrant, under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance. Act, to, follow car, Paige a volunteer. For the campaign an American citizen. They. Apply for the warrant internally, in August. Of. 2016. And the lawyers say you don't have enough. Why. Because, they had nothing. Maybe. This reasonable. Articulation. Is this. Small but. To get a warrant, from a court you've got to have probable, cause, so. The lawyers saying you don't have it. Everybody. Is now frustrated. Folks, that's. Not the right answer. So. McCabe's, suggests. The. Number two got the FBI well. Let's go look at this still dossier. Maybe. That will get us over the hump. Just. Stay tuned we'll, talk about that in a minute so.
In September the 19th, for the first time they. Introduced, the steel dossier. Into. The warrant application. Process, it. Worked. September. The 21st. They. Get a sign-off let's go get a warrant the. Dossier. Got. Them to where they wanted to go as you. Say mr. Horowitz, it was central, and basically. Outcome-determinative. Without. This dossier. They. Go nowhere with, it they're off to the races. Who. Is Christopher, Steele. You. Know these other people, were bad wait, to hear about this guy. Christopher. Steele was. A former. Mi6. Is, that right. Six. Five whatever it is he, was a British agent. Retired. He. Had a new line of business he. Was hired by a company, called fusion. Gps. To. Investigate. Donald Trump. Okay. You. Want to look at foreign influence, you're about to find it, fusion. GPS, is, on. The payroll of the Democratic, National Party. Christopher. Still is working. For a need to find dirt on Trump, and the, money comes from the Democratic, Party, did. They tell the court this no, is, that. A bit unnerving would, be to me. So. Christopher, still is. On the payroll of a company funded by the Democratic, Party here's. What Bruce or tells the FBI FBI, about Christopher still he. Was desperate, that Donald Trump not get elected, and was, passionate about him not being the US president. This. Is the guy that gave them the word product, to. Get the warrant. Still. Told. Or that if Trump won the elections, still, source, network may be in jeopardy by, a new FBI director. And new agency, heads appointed, by Trump who would have a higher degree of loyalty to the new president and could, decide to take action against still in his source network. Let. Me tell you about Christopher's, steel or. Was, right he. Was on a mission, to get Donald, Trump. Not. Only did he provide the. Dossier, that made, the difference in getting a warrant. His. Biases. Were well-known. He. Was shopping the dossier to. Anybody, in everybody. In the. Media and in politics, to, see if they would print it. The. Reason, the FBI cut, him loose because. They found out he was shopping this thing around to media outlets rather. Than being a valid. Source. But. After. They. Knew he was shopping it around they kept him around anyway, because, mr. hora kept talking to him and, you, think that's a bit Bruce ORS wife worked. With Christopher, steel. She. Was employed by fusion, GPS, the, life of the number four guy at the FBI. Christopher. Still went all over the, United States trying. To get media outlets, to publish, this garbage. The. First thing is about the golden, shower. About, the sexual encounter that President, Trump supposedly. Had and a. Ritz-carlton, hotel, in Russia. Let. Me tell you how I've come to find out about Christopher. Steele's work product, in. December. Of, 2016. John. McCain goes to a national, security conference, in, Canada, and. Somebody. Tells him about the, still, dossier. And it's. Bad and you need to know about it and, it. Gets to John McCain John. McCain puts, it in his safe he, gives it to me and I read it and the. First thing I thought of was oh my god. What. Are two things this could be Russian disinformation, or they may have something on Trump if you read this document, the. First thing you would think of is they got something, on Donald Trump. It. Is stunning it is damning, it is salacious, and it's. A bunch of crap. They. Finally, find the guy that, prepared. All the, information. But. A little bit about Steele in. 2015. The. British intelligence service. Said you. Need to watch this guy he's not reliable. They. Take time to go to London, to check. Still, out and they're. Told he demonstrates, lack of self-awareness poor, judgment. Keen. To help but, underpinned. By poor judgment, judgment. Pursuing, people political, risk but no Intel, value, if. You'd, spend 30 minutes, looking. At Christopher, still you, would understand, this guy is bias, he's. Got an axe to grind he's on the payroll of the opposing party take. Anything, he says with, a grain of salt. In. January. 2017. The. FBI, figures, out who. The sub source of the, steel dossier, is what. You need to know this, is not what steel found himself. This. Is what he gathered, from one person. They. Finally, found out who this one, person, is. They. Go talk to him in January, 2017. Five. People. Interview. The. Primary, sub source the guy that provided, steel with everything, and. They. Showed him the dossier. Read. Pages, 186. To 190. What. Does the russian guy tell. The FBI about, the FBI. About the dossier that. Still. Misstated. Or exaggerated. The prime sub, sources, statements, that. Trumps, alleged. Sexual, activities. At the ritz-carlton, hotel, in Moscow was. Rumor in speculation. He, went on to say he, heard it at a bar and. In. The report, it suggests, that a Western. Employee, of the ritz-carlton. Confirmed. This escapade, by, then.
A. Private. Citizen, Trump when. He read that he says that's not true, I never. Told still that somebody, working for the ritz-carlton, confirmed. This I heard, it at a bar. Primary. Sub source stated that. He never expected, still to put the primary, sources, statements, in report so present them as facts, they. Were word of mouth and hearsay. Conversations. Had with friends, over beers where, statements. Made in jest, that, should be taken, with a grain of salt. So. In January 2017. The. Person, who did all the assembling, of the information. For, the now-famous, steel, or still dossier, tells, the FBI, i disavow, everything, in there. Now. What. Should happen. Timeout. Let's. Reassess. Maybe. We got this wrong, what. Would you hope to happen. That. The FBI would slow down because, this is the outcome determinative. That's just had a hole blown through it, they. Don't slow down, they. Use the document, they now know to be a bunch of garbage twice. More to, get a warning against. Carter page, I hope, Carter page gets, a lawyer and sues the hell out of the Department of Justice and the FBI. Two. More warrants, were obtained, by the department justice and the FBI after being, told in January, by the Russian, guys all a bunch of bull. But. It gets worse. Here's. How they describe. The. Interview, to the court. The. FBI, found that the Russian based sub source to. Be truthful in cooperative. Nothing. About and oh by the way he, said everything in there is a bunch of bull. You. Knew in January. 2017, if there was no doubt before you, know by the guy who prepared, it that, he disavowed, everything, it's not true, it's a grain of salt you shouldn't, I didn't, say all these things instead. Of stopping they. Keep going, and instead. Of telling the court the, court the truth what they're required to do they, lie to the court a. Few. Irregularities. How. Would you like this to happen in your life how. Would you like to be on the receiving end, of this. To. Our people in the news, business what. Would you like how would you like this to be your news organization. In. January. 2017. There. Is no benefit, of the doubt to be given these. Five people, from. The Department, of Justice and the FBI have. Been told, by the one, guy who did, all the work as a bunch of garbage and the. Question, is how, far up to the system, did it go why. Did they apply for a warrants twice, more, why. Didn't they stop, everybody. Wants to know is there any bias here, what motivated, these people why do you think they kept going. Maybe. Because. They were on a mission, not. To protect Trump but, to protect, us from Trump, that's. What they were trying to protect all of us mentally people from Donald Trump that's, what this is about, what you believe it or not I believe it and, you. Know what it could happen y'all next time. There's. Some pretty passionate, people on our side that I wouldn't want to be investigating. Any of you. So. What happens, next. They. Get a warrant twice more when they know us a bunch of garbage they. Lie to the court about the actual interview I don't, know what McCadden called me knew but I'm dying to find out and should they have known. June. 2016-2017. This. Is the next time, they. Take the law in their own hands mr.. Klein Smith. Six. Months, after being told the dossier is a bunch of garbage. Kline. Smith alters. An. Email. From the CIA to change it from he is that he's not. Because. If they had told the court that, Paige. Was working for the CIA it, explains, the contact, in the dossier. Mr.. Klein Smith. Had. A chance. In. His. Mind to make things right and he took it why. Did he take, the law in his own hands why, did he doctor, the email did, it have anything to do with the way he sees Donald.
Trump's Presidency, you. Know, what it really, doesn't, matter. What. He was thinking. It. Matters, what he did. And. I'm. Glad you found out what he did, I'm. Glad you told the country what he did. Because. I'm hoping that nobody will ever do it again. So. Mr., Horowitz. 17-year. Regularities. That you found. Some. Of them are earth-shattering. Some. Of them should scare the hell hell. Of a hell, out of all of us I, just. Want to end sort of where I began. This is not normal. Don't. Judge the FBI and the, Department of Justice by. These characters. We're. Better than this. Like. Many of you I've worked with the FBI a lot of my time in government, have. A great respect for it. Director. Ray you've got a problem and. For, this hearing to mean anything. We. Got to fix it and. The. Way we fix it is. Listen, to mr. Horowitz and. Get, the director of the FBI in here to try to find out a way to make sure this never happens again to any politician in this country. It's. Trapped a day it could be you're me tomorrow and. Imagine. Ladies and gentlemen, if. They can do this to the candidate, for the President of the United States what could they do to you. So. They Trump, presidency. Will. End in a year or five years I don't know when I hope he gets reelected. But. We can't write this off as. Being. Just, about. One. Man or one event. We've. Got to understand how if the rails, to system guide and, I'll. Leave. With. Some optimism, here I think. Democrats and Republicans. Are. Willing. To make sure this never happens again that if. You open up a counterintelligence. Investigation. On a presidential, campaign in the future, there needs to be more checks and balances, I. Want. You to audit, the FISA process. Mike, Lee and, Senator. Leahy. Are. Probably, the standard bearers, for civil liberties. Cruz. A lot, of people we, all care but these are the two that constantly. Want to make sure that somebody's. Watching those who watch us they're worried about metadata. Well. I may not agree with all of your concerns or all of your solutions. I, respect. The fact that you care I. Hope. You, treat this report, is finding, a lawful, investigation. With a few irregularities. I'm. A pretty hawkish guy. But. If the court doesn't take corrective action, and. Do. Something about being, manipulated. And lied to. You. Will lose my support I. Know. A lot about what's going on out there to hurt us and they're. Real threats, and they're. Real agents, and they're. Really bad actors out there. I'd. Hate to lose the ability of. The FISA Court to operate, at a time probably when we need it the most, but. After your report, I have. Serious, concerns about. Whether the FISA Court. Can. Continue, unless there's fundamental, reform. After. Your report, I think. We need to rewrite the rules of how you start, a counterintelligence, investigation. And the. Checks and balances that, we need. Mr.. Horwitz and for, us to do justice, to the report. We. Have to do more than try to shade this report, one way of the other we. Have to address the underlying problem. Of. A system, in the. Hands of a few bad people can. Do a lot of damage. Thank. You very much.