GOP senator calls for FBI investigation of Oregon clinic
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Posted November 05, 2019 07:03:16 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called for an FBI investigation into a Portland, Oregon, clinic that was the target of a political attack on Tuesday, a day after an FBI report concluded that the clinic’s owner was not responsible for the April 6 attack.
“I want to know exactly who was responsible for this attack,” Graham told reporters.
“There should be an investigation into this clinic.
The FBI report says the clinic was the principal target.”
Graham’s comments come after a group of Oregon Democrats wrote a letter to the FBI and urged them to open an investigation.
In the letter, Democratic lawmakers called on FBI Director Robert Mueller to immediately launch an investigation and release a report on the April attack, saying that it was “simply unconscionable” that a private group could have been behind the assault.
“We call on the Director to immediately open an independent, open and impartial investigation into the attacks on this clinic, as well as other targeted clinics throughout the state,” the letter said.
“The right to free speech and a free society should not be subject to intimidation and violence.”
Mueller is set to testify in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is probing whether there were criminal charges filed against any of the perpetrators in connection with the attack.
The hearing comes a day before Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
Posted November 05, 2019 07:03:16 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called for an FBI investigation into a Portland, Oregon, clinic…