As Mueller Probe Ends, Graham Resumes Attack On Hillary
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of Trump’s closest allies in the Senate, wants to misuse his position and go after Hillary Clinton’s emails now that the Mueller investigation has ended.
The South Carolina senator launched his latest oddball missive as Trump and his allies continue to push for the country to give them a pass on the crimes uncovered by the Department of Justice.
“What was the conflict that made Loretta Lynch so unable to preside over the Clinton email investigation?” Graham asked on Monday at a press conference. “I believe there was more there,” he ominously added.
Graham is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and has the power to issue subpoenas and demand congressional testimony under oath. Instead of exercising oversight of Trump’s administration, like House Democrats do, his threat would weaponize the government to go after one of Trump’s favorite targets.
Apparently, neither man has gotten over Clinton’s popular vote victory in the election.
Graham is walking well-trodden ground from the right, which has for years pushed a swirl of conspiracy theories regarding the 2016 investigation into Clinton’s email server. The findings, which concluded that Clinton did not violate the law, have never satisfied them, and they have continued to insist that a vast network of lies surrounds the investigation.
Graham has been on the front lines of this obsession, often echoing the dark and unhinged rantings emanating from Trump or Fox News on the topic at any given minute.
Trump and Graham are golfing buddies, and over the weekend Graham was a celebrity guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. He had no problem laughing it up with Trump at the end of a week in which Trump attacked the recently deceased John McCain, a once close friend of Graham’s.
For much of the last two years, Graham has focused his position and media platform on defending Trump and attacking attempts to investigate him for wrongdoing. Graham has been shilling for Trump throughout the duration of the Mueller probe, at one point threatening to hold up the public release of its findings. Now he’s using the end of the Mueller probe to once again threaten anyone who has gotten in Trump’s way.
Published with permission of The American Independent.
IMAGE: Lindsey Graham speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank