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Trump ally and golf buddy Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is being mocked for his plans to use the Senate Judiciary Committee to settle old scores and abuse his power by investigating Hillary Clinton.

Graham only recently became the chairman of the committee. And rather than investigate the wide array of scandals that have surfaced involving Trump, Trump’s henchman, the Trump family, and other Republicans, Graham said he wants to investigate Clinton’s email server and the decisions that led the FBI to investigate Trump campaign aides like Carter Page.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) laughed about Graham’s plot, saying Graham was trying to relive the “thrilling days of yesteryear.”

“Instead of taking a look at the current issues, Lindsey Graham wants to go back and answer important questions about the Bermuda Triangle and Hillary Clinton,” he told The Hill.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R) suggested the Graham-chaired committee should “investigate Benghazi some more too,” referencing the endless investigations Republicans instigated as part of a campaign to smear Clinton.

Republicans lost the House in part because they ignored Trump-era corruption and mismanagement. With his announcement for how he will lead the Judiciary Committee, Graham has made it clear he intends to cover for his friend.

After initially opposing Trump’s candidacy, Graham has become the leader of Trump’s cheerleading section in Congress and spends golf outings at Trump’s side.

Graham then began signaling that it was okay for Trump to fire then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, since Graham believed that Sessions had allowed the ongoing FBI investigation into his presidential campaign to continue. He also indicated that he would do nothing to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from Trump interference.

Most notoriously, Graham took the lead in advocating for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination after credible allegations of sexual assault surfaced. Despite widespread concern over the appointment, Graham demanded that Kavanaugh be jammed into his seat on the court no matter what.

Now as evidence of Trump crimes and corruption overwhelm America, Graham is sticking up for his friend and using the Senate to target Clinton and the Democrats. It looks like more rounds of golf are yet to come.

Published with permission of The American Independent.

 

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