Skip to comments.Graham to renew call for second special counsel
Posted on 09/13/2018 4:03:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he would renew a call for an independent counsel to investigate Republican allegations of bias at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.
Graham claimed in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that a text message exchange between two former FBI officials focused on by House Republicans is just one of a series of events that scream for a special counsel.
The South Carolina senator, who has been an ally of President Trump, said he intends to send a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asking that the Justice Department appoint an independent counsel to investigate alleged bias at the DOJ and the FBI.
The allegations center on communications between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page uncovered by a recent Justice Department inspector general investigation. Republicans say that the messages, which were critical of Trump, are evidence of systemic bias at the bureau during the concurrent investigations into Hillary Clintons emails and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
What I cant get over is how much more has to be uncovered at the Department of Justice regarding a political agenda, Graham said Thursday on the The Laura Ingraham Show.
The Department of Justice and the FBI were political operatives when it came to Trump, they weren't investigators. This screams for a special counsel.
The DOJ declined to comment on Graham's remarks.
Republicans have launched probes into the allegations, demanding documents from the Justice Department in a feud that has ratcheted up tensions between the GOP and top federal law enforcement officials.
Critics see the effort as a broader push to discredit Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference, which includes looking at whether Trumps campaign colluded with Moscow.
Graham was referring to new messages disclosed in letter from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to Rosenstein on Tuesday that the congressman said raised grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.
The letter referenced an April 2017 text message in which Strzok contacted Page to discuss a media leak strategy and suggested the officials leaked details about the surveillance warrant on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to the media.
Democrats have accused Republicans of mischaracterizing portions of text messages and leaking them to the press. They claim the officials were discussing changes to the departments media leak rules in order to prevent leaks.
Republicans in Congress repeatedly cherry-pick, mischaracterize, and then leak bits and pieces of documents to fabricate conspiracy theories to protect President Trump, and this is just the latest example, Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement this week.
Trump, meanwhile, has seized on the new details, tweeting Thursday, More text messages between former FBI employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are a disaster and embarrassment to the FBI & DOJ. This should never have happened but we are learning more and more by the hour.
Graham, who has become a confidante of Trump and frequently golfs with the president, has previously called for a second special counsel to investigate alleged bias at the FBI.
These new text messages from Sztrok and Page about leaking information about the FISA warrant process to the media is just one of a series of events that scream for a Special Counsel, Graham told Ingraham.
Someone ask that limp-wristed pecker puffer if he would approve of Trump appointing the special counsel...My guess is that he wouldn’t.
“Graham, who has become a confidante of Trump and frequently golfs with the president, has previously called for a second special counsel to investigate alleged bias at the FBI.”
I wouldn’t trust Linda any further than I could throw him! He’s had his head up McCain’s arse for too long!
But, maybe PDJT considers this a, ‘keep your enemies closer’ tactic?
Screw the damn BIAS issue. There are PLENTY of other CRIMES by the dhimmicraps, at the direction of Killery and her cabal, to keep a SP busy for months.
If the focus moves to the dhimmicraps, as it should, the BIAS issue will resolve in the process.
Stop the damn kabuki. Get serious about regaining our control of government or get the hell out! All of you!
I think Linda Gramnesty got the message IF McInsane was found guilty of treason and was duly sentenced to death.
If I was Trump, I still would never trust him...and perhaps Linda is being allowed to retire quietly in 2020.
What good will it be if the present DOJ management selects a new Special Prosecutor?
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he would renew a call for an independent counsel to investigate Republican allegations of bias at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI.”
And when the SOB goes off the rails and decides to investigate whatever the hell he wants then what?
McCain must have given Miss Lindsey back his balls in his Will.
“What good will it be if the present DOJ management selects a new Special Prosecutor?”
None. That’s the point. For some reason Trump is being advised that he can’t appoint a special counsel himself which is BS. He needs to do it NOW along with declassifying as much docs as possible to expose this massive conspiracy of high treason.
He’s trying limit the scope of the investigation, nothing more.
There's no need for one.
Horowitz and Huber, on the direction of Sessions, is kicking @ss behind the scenes, while Trump and Sessions are "fighting."
Huber horowitz and Magoo are circle jerking each other.
What we really need are military tribunals to hold treason trials and hangings on the national mall.
Rod Rosenstein probably has a rolodex full of buddies like Mueller.
Lindsay, it doesn’t help to get the criminals to appoint another criminal.
Now you know he’s still a swamp rat. He knows a second SC would kick all of this into Trump’s next term.
Why is Linda asking Rod about this? Maybe she doesnt remember that Sessions is technically the head of the DOJ
Just like in those old Civil war photos.
Right on the Capitol lawn.
“Rod Rosenstein probably has a rolodex full of buddies like Mueller.Lindsay, it doesnt help to get the criminals to appoint another criminal.”
you are exactly right. wonder if Graham is hoping to replace Paul Ryan by trying to curry favor with Trump?
That is our warcry. At a minimum, getting serious includes coordinating all of our assets and actions very closely with the leader of the R party. It seems many R's do not realize or are not willing to accept that is Trump.
The Dems coordinate very well, especially with the MSM and as we are learning major seemingly benign public forums, and that is why traditionally they tend run circles around the R's.
If Graham is suggesting this it means the game is over and the FBI and DOJ attempt to overthrow a duly elected President is going to be exposed.
It will probably take several years..
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