Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) created a stir on NBC’s “Today” program, telling the viewers that the rocky relationship between President Trump and the Attorney General Jeff Sessions is already “beyond repair.” The senator said that the dispute between them goes “much deeper” than just the investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal, prompting speculation about what he may have meant.
But something else Graham said on TV yesterday also stood out for me, like The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand pointed out:
“Lindsey Graham is on @foxandfriends, where he says that if any other American did what Clinton did with her emails ‘they’d be in jail’ and that Russia did interfere in the election … using the Steele dossier.”
That wasn’t just idle partisan chatter. If the Republicans hold onto their Senate majority in the midterm elections, the Graham will almost certainly become the chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he’s already said that he intends to abuse his position to look into the “controversy” over Clinton’s emails.
Indeed, Graham said to Roll Call recently that he is “appalled” by the FBI’s failed investigation into Clinton’s emails, saying, “I promise you that the people who put the Clinton investigation in the tank, they’re going to have their day too…. There’s a good chance I’ll be Judiciary chairman if we hold the Senate next year. If I’m Judiciary chairman? Stay tuned.”
A report from the US Justice Department inspector general’s office recently proved that Graham’s concerns are based on lies, but evidently, that doesn’t concern this amoral politician.
Meanwhile, last week Representative Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) told Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show that the day after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty pleas, the Republicans on the US House Judiciary Committee declared plans to hold a dishonest meeting on Clinton’s emails in order to distract from the real issue of the president’s corruption, and that meeting happened this past Friday.
Donald Trump, the biggest liar on the planet, and a man with no conscience or soul, tweeted about Hillary Clinton three times on Thursday.
In case it isn’t obvious, Clinton left public office over six years ago. But the more the walls close in on the lying president, the more Republicans refuse to let go of their longtime lying obsession.
During an event last October, Hillary Clinton joked, “It appears they don’t know I’m not president.” Almost a year later, there is a reason that the joke still resonates.