Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been a bit of a thorn in Trump’s side this year, occasionally criticizing the president to the press. But occasionally Graham pulls through and sticks up for President Trump in surprising ways.
On Thursday Graham got on Fox News and said he wants former FBI Director James Comey to testify again. Graham is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Both senators wrote a letter to current FBI head Christopher Wray last week excoriating Comey for allegedly writing his statement clearing Hillary Clinton of charges in her email investigation before 17 key interviews- including Clinton herself- were conducted.
Comey testified to the Judiciary Committee earlier this year, but the new revelations suggest “he needs to come back to the committee,” according to Graham. Graham also said of the new Comey revelations, “that doesn’t add up, and I smell a rat here.”
Graham is determined to find out if Comey decided to decline charges against Clinton before he even interviewed her or her top aides- and Graham also suspects the reason he declined charges could be even more egregious:
“real reason may have been some email between the DNC and the Justice Department about the scope of the Clinton investigation.”
BOOM! Honestly Graham has his issues, but he has power on the Judiciary Committee, and if he can get Comey to testify and explain these egregious accusations, that is fine by me!