Lindsey Graham Crashes And Burns After Being Caught Lying To Cover Up Trump’s Obstruction Of Justice
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has become one of President Trump’s most fierce defenders, got more than what he bargained for when he claimed that there is no evidence that President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” Graham argued that Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of Mueller’s indicates “there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians and that Trump committed obstruction of justice.”
“I think the idea that this president obstructed justice is absurd. He turned over a million documents to the special counsel, almost everybody around him testified. I can’t think of one thing President Trump did to stop Mueller from doing his job. He never claimed executive privilege. My point of view, I have heard all I need to really know and I want to look and find out all of this happened.”
CBS host Margaret Brennan shot back.
“But on that point of attempting to obstruct justice or not, the president seems to want to continue to litigate this, because he came out this week and said and denied he had ever thought or told anyone to fire Don McGahn, the White House counsel, but that directly contradicts sworn testimony that was in the Mueller report, where Don McGahn said he almost quit he was so pressured to fire the special counsel.”
“I think it is all just theatrics” Graham replied, dismissing obstruction concerns. “It doesn’t matter what he said to Don McGahn, it is what he did. The president never obstructed.”
“It doesn’t matter that he is changing a version or someone is lying?” the CBS host wondered.
“If you’re going to look at every president who pops off at a staff and, you know, asks him to do something that is maybe crazy then we won’t have any presidents,” Graham snapped.
“But in terms of the firing this was Don McGahn White House counsel being pressured to fire the special counsel,” Brennan pressed.
“I don’t care, I don’t care what they talked about!” Graham fired back. “He didn’t do anything. The point is, the president did not impede Mueller from doing his investigation.”
“And it doesn’t trouble you that president is changing his version of events?” the CBS host asked.
“I am not going relitigate it,” Graham replied. “I don’t know how clear I can be, it is over for me. He didn’t collude with the Russians. Obstruction of justice in this situation is absurd. I fought hard as hell to make sure that Mueller could do his job and introduced legislation to make sure he couldn’t be fired. It is over.”
Watch the video below from CBS.
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