If Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations that the FBi misused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to obtain a warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, indictments could start quickly, Rep. Ron DeSantis said Friday.
“If this guy goes after this the way [Robert] Mueller is scorching the Earth, you have a flurry of indictments based on what we already know,” the Florida Republican told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
DeSantis said he’s been advocating that the special counsel be someone from outside Washington and the Department of Justice.
“When you are talking about investigating the top people in Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI, if you are in that organization, it’s just not the best vantage point to be able to do that type of an investigation,” he said.
DeSantis said he also believes the Page warrant should be released publicly, but the FBI does not want to do that.
“The question is, why?” he said. “The reason why is because that dossier was really so central to it that it will make it, I think, even more clear to the American people that this was a really weak case.”
The investigation would differ from Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling because in the Russia case, “there was never a crime identified, so he is just trying to find anything. That’s bad. That’s not how these things are supposed to go.”
In the FISA case, a special counsel would examine the process and all of the key players and how they interacted with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and Congress “after the fact,” said DeSantis.