Watch: Lindsey Graham Gets Grilled Over His Hypocrisy In Epic Interview
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was left in shock on Wednesday during a CNN interview when host Kate Bolduan called him out over his role in passing the Steele Dossier to the FBI.
During the interview, Bolduan asked Graham:
“So if the dossier is garbage, if it is garbage, you’ve now said that you told John McCain when he received the dossier to give it to the FBI, do you regret making that suggestion?”
“Not at all,” a baffled Graham responded. “I said ‘listen, I don’t know if it could be a bunch of garbage, it could be true, it’s not our job to figure it out, hand it to the FBI.’ The FBI had the dossier months before, but we didn’t know, but what do we know now? We know now that the information with the dossier is unverified to this day.”
Bolduan couldn’t believe Graham’s response and took a moment to answer back.
“You surprised a lot of people, though, when you revealed that McCain talked to you about the dossier and that you told him to turn it over,” she said, sounding confused. “The president has over and over again spread misinformation at the very least, and lied about that and the dossier, and spread the dossier around and that is a stain against him.”
“The McCain Institute guy shopped it around all over town,” Graham interrupted, shifting blame and further muddying the waters.
“That is not what Donald Trump was saying,” Bolduan fact-checked Graham. “You talked to Trump about it. Did you set him straight?”
“I know what happened,” Graham said. “I know that McCain acted responsibly, but the people around him didn’t.”
Take a look at the video clip below: