Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the state of the ongoing “investigations of the investigators.”
The first report to be released, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz’, is expected in September. Originally expected in May or June, reluctant witnesses including State Department official Kathleen Kavalec, came forward at the last minute and the additional information provided required additional work by Horowitz’s team.
Graham told Bartiromo, “I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning, That report has been anticipated for months, but it has faced delays in recent months…Every time you turn around you find something new. Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive.”
His committee is waiting for the IG report to come out before calling their own list of witnesses. For starters, he will call one-time Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos to testify before his committee.
Graham said, “I want to declassify as much as possible … I don’t want people to believe what I said, I want them to read for themselves how bad it was. I want it all out, I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got, and I want people to be held accountable, and I am patient. I’m not in a hurry to do it, I want to do it right.”
Obviously, Graham is privy to far more information than we are, but even so, he still has many questions himself. He told Bartiromo he is “curious about the role the CIA played here…Who knew about this in the White House? Was President Obama briefed … I’d like to know that.”
Asked about the recently released Fox News poll which showed the top four Democratic presidential candidates ahead of Trump, he answered, “Well, I’m not buying it…Unless the President has a serious blunder in Afghanistan, he is going to clean their clock on the stage.” He believes that the Democrats’ sharp turn to the left “will lead to a Trump victory in 2020.”
He defended Israel’s decision to barr entry to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) over their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at economically crippling Israel.
It’s been bipartisan up to now about Israel…Israel’s enemies are enemies of the U.S. as well.
Those who want to destroy Israel want to destroy us. Name one radical Islamic group that wants to destroy the State Israel that doesn’t want to destroy America.
The policies coming out of the Democratic Party toward Israel are dangerous. Tlaib and Omar openly calling for an economic boycott of the State of Israel which will destroy the State of Israel.
The bottom line here is they are radical when it comes to Israel, they’re radical on the economy, they’re weak when it comes to fighting terrorism. Donald Trump is going to win this election because he’s been a damn good president and what they are trying to do is make America a socialist country, and that’s not going to work.
Needless to say, Graham was vehemently opposed to calls from the Democrats last week to “expand” the Supreme Court. “When you hear expanding the court, that’s code for liberals packing the court. Over my dead body, it’s not going to happen.”
The full interview can be viewed below.
A little something to look forward to after the Labor Day holiday.