Thursday morning, as members of Congress voted on what should have been the single most overwhelmingly bipartisan effort in either chamber in the last decade — ensuring that the final report from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with a hostile foreign power in order to win the presidency — South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham had other things on his mind.
Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, proclaims that he has zero issues with the Mueller report becoming public, but that in order for him to support an actual Congressional effort to make sure that happens, he wants Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr to appoint a new, entirely separate special counsel to investigate — you guessed it — Hillary Clinton.
Clearly, Republicans just can’t get enough of wasting taxpayer money on a transparently partisan effort to lay some kind of blame, any blame, at the feet of the former Secretary of State. In fact, they even impute more authority to Secretary Clinton than she’s ever held in political office, apparently convinced that she was the one pulling the strings behind some covert endeavor at the Department of Justice to take down Donald Trump even before the election was ever held — as though she could direct the DOJ to do anything as merely a candidate for the presidency.
Graham, who has bought into the long disproven theory that the FISA warrant used to conduct surveillance on former Trump associate Carter Page was based on the so-called “Steele Dossier” — a file that has almost entirely been proven to be factual and informative — refuses to support the publication of the Mueller report unless there’s an official investigation into Clinton for something that, even if it were actually true, would have had nothing to do with her.
Watch as Lindsey declares that:
Somebody needs to look at what happened on the other side and find out if the FBI and the DOJ had two systems, one supporting the person they wanted to win and one out to get the person they wanted to lose.”
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