Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is on a roll. Considering he’s a member of Trump’s own party, his willingness to criticize the man on his poor decisions is refreshing, and appreciated.
Graham recently went on CNN during a town hall session to discuss a variety of political topics, including Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.
While he attempted to maintain a steadfast resolve, his ultimate message was very clear: the exact nature of any communications from the Trump campaign must be determined and said individuals must be properly prosecuted.
He controversially articulated in the town hall that, should it be determined that there was any form of communication between Trump campaign aides or others close to the Donald, then Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Attorney General must step aside and permit a special prosecutor to lay blame and consequences.
‘If there is something there, and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me, that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make this decision about Trump.’
While he identified Jeff Sessions as a “dear friend,” and was extremely cautious to state that he does not believe with certainty that there was, or wasn’t Russian interference which influenced the 2016 election — he likely didn’t foresee what rose out of the ashes Wednesday evening. Mere hours following the town hall, it was reported that Jeff Sessions, the current Attorney General of the United States of America, allegedly conducted the same type of illegal communication with Russian officials that Mike Flynn, his predecessor did.
Though not directly implicating, the nature of these conversations with Russian officials has not been determined, yet. Furthermore, these are not communications which Sessions disclosed at any time, potentially indicating guilt. It also further justifies concerns over the entire Trump administration being involved in conspiracy with Russia to undemocratically alter the election in Trump’s favor.
Should it be verified that Sessions’ communications with the Russian officials in any way infringed on regulations prohibiting disclosure of sensitive information (such as the Russian sanctions impending at that time), or making any promises on the intent of the incoming administration to lift sanctions — or any other dealings, Sessions could be in major hot water.
It seems, based on this interview, that his “dear friend” Senator Graham would not be running to his rescue.
Graham didn’t however, completely sell out his fellow Republicans. He did take the opportunity however to throw back at the Democrats, specifically via Hillary Clinton by identifying that he does not believe it should have been left in the hands of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine whether or not to prosecute.
The countdown to GOP insurgency and the end of Trump’s reign of terror, is so on.
Watch the video below to see Sen. Graham make the aforementioned comments:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 2, 2017
Feature Image screengrab via Twitter.