Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) blasted the Justice Department on Wednesday, accusing it of not properly investigating national security leaks they say originated in the White House.
The GOP lawmakers charged that the DOJ probe had wasted time and resources focusing on lower-level government employees instead of those at senior levels of the administration.
“Having conducted a few high-profile investigations myself ... I am frankly puzzled that the Justice Department would start these investigations by interviewing the total universe of officials who had access to the leaked information — when the articles and books that publicized the leaked information specifically cited scores of closed, high-level meetings attended by a relatively small number of senior officials,” McCain said on the floor Wednesday.
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