WASHINGTON – Senate President of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lindsay Graham clashed with Democratic colleagues Thursday over the review of the Russia investigation – telling them, “You think I’m in Trump’s pocket.”
Lawmakers in the powerful GOP-led committee on Thursday discussed the South Carolina Republican’s move to 53 Sapona, including current and former government officials involved in the BP-complex Russia investigation and the Mueller investigation, including former FBI Director James Comey.
Republicans have accused the Democrats of being “politically abusive boys” for Trump’s reelection campaign – allegations that Graham is not going to lie.
“It is important to me that the FBI’s No. 2 guy, Comey, knows whether or not that document is no longer credible,” Graham said of a warrant that FBI agents deliberately misrepresented to spy on Trump. 2016 Campaign Assistant.
“You can all notice less. It really says a lot,” Graham added.
“I know you don’t agree with what I’m doing. You think I’m in Trump’s pocket. That’s all I get. It’s not lost on what you think, and I’m sad because I like all of you, ”he continued.
“But if you expect me to punch you, forget it. We’re not going to jump. We’re not going to have Republican legislation and Democrats.
The investigation, which began Wednesday with the testimony of former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was followed by a surprise review by the Justice Department’s Chief Monitoring Committee last December, and the Mueller investigation was found to be flawed.
Graham and Committee Rep The party wants to take dozens of officers. , President of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser and FBI Lovebirds Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
But the decision to submit Joe Biden, the former chief of staff and chairman of his presidential campaign, Steve Richetti, ranked Democrats who accused the Republican-led group of doing the bidding of the president.
“How do we get a campaign manager for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on that list?” Democrat Sen. of Illinois. Asked Dick Durbin.
“I’m afraid this is so obvious. It’s about a president who will never get it, maybe he never will, and a leader who wants another day to give his opinion on how he was mistreated,” Durbin said.
President Trump has repeatedly claimed that the investigation into his campaign to join the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election was a politically motivated “witch hunt”.
Democrats on the board are seeking an amendment that would allow them to bring their own witnesses before Congress, including former private prosecutor Michael Cohen, who has been convicted of Trump.
However, both sides agreed that they would like to hear from someone representing former special counsel Robert Mueller.