Listen to KID NewsRadio’s full interview with Senator Mike Crapo
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho ー Senator Mike Crapo is praising a recently announced investigation into origins of the Russia investigation.
“I’m very glad to see this happening,” Senator Mike Crapo told KID NewsRadio. “As you know, there have been a number of leaks over the past few years coming out of the FBI, indicating…[an] incredible lack of professionalism by our law enforcement agency there.”
Americans, Senator Crapo said, deserve to know if the Federal Bureau of Investigations acted properly in investigating the Trump campaign. The Inspector General, he said, has already uncovered evidence of bias within the organization.
“He couldn’t prove exactly how that bias played out, but he found that clear bias, and I think this needs to be investigated,” Sen. Crapo said. “The American people need to know that the FBI is professional, that it’s not engaging in political agendas, and that its investigations can be trusted.
A new investigation into the FBI’s role in the Trump campaign investigation also brings the credibility and integrity of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court into the spotlight. Senator Crapo said the new investigation may show the court needs better oversight by Congress or reform all together.
“Clearly, if the appropriate procedures are followed, and I believe they do have appropriate procedures, then the FISA court should be able to function under its existing rules in a proper way,” Sen. Crapo said. ” I think it’s mostly a question of whether the FISA court is keeping the FBI and others who it deals with, within the lanes.”