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Lindsey Graham Goes Nuclear: Exposes Corruption in Obama Administration, Demands Action
Lifezette ^ | Sep 12, 2018 | Kathryn Blackhurst

Posted on 09/14/2018 3:16:42 PM PDT by upchuck

Senator backs Trump, saying 'it is becoming increasingly clear' former president operated a biased Justice Dept.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President Donald Trump Tuesday on Twitter against critics who claimed he “politicized” the Department of Justice (DOJ) by pointing to his predecessor’s actual “politicization” of federal law enforcement.

“I completely support House Republican efforts to have President Trump declassify the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] warrant applications, the Bruce Ohr/Chris Steele interactions, and all other relevant information regarding allegations of corruption in the DOJ & FBI,” Graham tweeted.

“It is increasingly clear it was the Obama Administration who politicized the DOJ/FBI, not the Trump Administration,” he added.

Graham’s first tweet included an article from The Daily Caller published Sunday, titled “Trump Reportedly Close to Declassifying Carter Page and Bruce Ohr Documents.”

The senator called in August for a special counsel to investigate Ohr, the DOJ’s controversial former associate deputy attorney general, and his role in the FBI’s investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump aides and Russian interests in the 2016 campaign.

Ohr’s wife, Nellie, was an employee of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm used by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign to obtain negative allegations against Trump from Russian sources, via former British spy Christopher Steele.

Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which she controlled as her party’s president nominee, paid for Steele’s compilation of the anti-Trump materials into what became known as the Steele dossier. The FBI used the dossier to justify its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application and renewals to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and others.

DRAIN THE SWAMP Lindsey Graham Goes Nuclear: Exposes Corruption in Obama Administration, Demands Action Senator backs Trump, saying 'it is becoming increasingly clear' former president operated a biased Justice Dept. By Kathryn Blackhurst | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President Donald Trump Tuesday on Twitter against critics who claimed he “politicized” the Department of Justice (DOJ) by pointing to his predecessor’s actual “politicization” of federal law enforcement.

“I completely support House Republican efforts to have President Trump declassify the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] warrant applications, the Bruce Ohr/Chris Steele interactions, and all other relevant information regarding allegations of corruption in the DOJ & FBI,” Graham tweeted.

“It is increasingly clear it was the Obama Administration who politicized the DOJ/FBI, not the Trump Administration,” he added.

Graham’s first tweet included an article from The Daily Caller published Sunday, titled “Trump Reportedly Close to Declassifying Carter Page and Bruce Ohr Documents.”

The senator called in August for a special counsel to investigate Ohr, the DOJ’s controversial former associate deputy attorney general, and his role in the FBI’s investigation into allegations of collusion between Trump aides and Russian interests in the 2016 campaign.

Ohr’s wife, Nellie, was an employee of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm used by 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign to obtain negative allegations against Trump from Russian sources, via former British spy Christopher Steele.

Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which she controlled as her party’s president nominee, paid for Steele’s compilation of the anti-Trump materials into what became known as the Steele dossier. The FBI used the dossier to justify its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court application and renewals to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and others.

“Bruce Ohr was at least unethical. We need a special counsel to look at all things Department of Justice and FBI when it came to the Trump investigation, particularly the counterintelligence investigation,” Graham said in mid-August during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

The president has long railed against the anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias found within the DOJ and FBI and decried special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” against him.

Many Democrats and liberal pundits accused Trump of politicizing the DOJ and FBI with his repeated criticisms against some of the controversial former and current top officials involved in the Trump campaign investigation.

“Bruce Ohr was at least unethical. We need a special counsel to look at all things Department of Justice and FBI when it came to the Trump investigation, particularly the counterintelligence investigation,” Graham said in mid-August during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

The president has long railed against the anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias found within the DOJ and FBI and decried special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” against him.

Many Democrats and liberal pundits accused Trump of politicizing the DOJ and FBI with his repeated criticisms against some of the controversial former and current top officials involved in the Trump campaign investigation.

The FBI investigated Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign season for her use of a private email server located in her New York mansion to conduct official business as secretary of state. She was absolved by former FBI Director James Comey in July 2016, even though dozens of messages containing confidential information was found on the server.

In addition to Ohr and Steele, Trump, Graham and other Republicans point to the thousands of virulently anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages exchanged between former top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page during their work on the Russia collusion probe.

Strzok participated in both the Clinton investigation and the Trump probe. But Mueller removed Strzok from the Russia probe after the text messages with Page became public.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lindseygraham; trump
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Hey linda, why have you waited so long to begin yelling about something we've all known about and been disgusted about for a long time? Did some other event trigger your actions?

I'd send you an email referencing this article and asking these questions except I know from experience that your answer, six weeks later, would have NOTHING to do with this subject.

1 posted on 09/14/2018 3:16:42 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Maybe the expiration of Juan McQueeg has done something.


2 posted on 09/14/2018 3:17:43 PM PDT by wally_bert (Terrific! Terrific? Harve Nyquist never ordered any radials.)
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To: upchuck

What you said. “Linda, Linda, where ya’ been so long?”


3 posted on 09/14/2018 3:17:44 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: upchuck

Who knew linda was a dreamer?


4 posted on 09/14/2018 3:18:14 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; gruntSGT; ...
Uber RINO linda graham Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

5 posted on 09/14/2018 3:18:37 PM PDT by upchuck (As we head to the midterms, please (re)read Confessions of Congressman X - tinyurl.com/congressmanx)
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Linda was involved in it up to his neck.
His goal was to slow walk this so his BF McCain wasn’t implicated.


6 posted on 09/14/2018 3:19:31 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: upchuck

All of your comments are true - but, come on, people! If he’s making noises like he’s actually on our side THAT’S A GOOD THING!


7 posted on 09/14/2018 3:20:04 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: upchuck

This guy is so hot and cold from moment to moment, it makes the stance here essentially meaningless.

Lindsey, get a grip. Try to gauge all your comments by this one. Are they in harmony with this stance or not? If not, keep your yap shut.


8 posted on 09/14/2018 3:20:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 5De0% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: upchuck

The bro without a ho is a little late to the party. Where were you when we were fighting Obamunism? At the Buggerers Ball?


9 posted on 09/14/2018 3:20:14 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: upchuck

Did some other event trigger your actions?

His reply: I have an election coming up in a couple of years.


10 posted on 09/14/2018 3:21:09 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: upchuck

This guy is gradually coming around. He WAS one of the White Hats during the Clinton Impeachment.


11 posted on 09/14/2018 3:21:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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Lindsey Graham at McCains Funeral

Check this out and read some of the comments.

12 posted on 09/14/2018 3:21:50 PM PDT by riri
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To: upchuck

John McCain is dead.


13 posted on 09/14/2018 3:24:52 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: upchuck

People are making fun of this and few conservatives expect anything good to come from Graham...but this seems pretty significant to me. Remember he’s one of the Republicans who seemed very alarmed by Trump firing Comey. It could be he’s finally becoming alarmed about the deep state.


14 posted on 09/14/2018 3:25:18 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: lasereye

I’m with you, it’s a huge turning point.


15 posted on 09/14/2018 3:26:34 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: upchuck

Photos were buried with McCain.


16 posted on 09/14/2018 3:26:56 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: wally_bert

I have no doubt.


17 posted on 09/14/2018 3:29:38 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: upchuck

Who is this person, and what have they done with Sen. Graham?


18 posted on 09/14/2018 3:32:07 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: upchuck

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.


19 posted on 09/14/2018 3:32:07 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Lazamataz
He WAS one of the White Hats during the Clinton Impeachment

Yeah, until it was time to vote.

20 posted on 09/14/2018 3:32:48 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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