Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey O. Graham who is also the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman fired back at the White House senior advisor Jared Kushner on Sunday.
Kushner seems to be downplaying the Russian interference of the 2016 elections.
Graham pushed back letting Kushner know this is a very “big deal” and sanctions with Moscow should begin immediately because it is going to happen again.
The Democrats are taking the Mueller Report and will break it down again and try to find something on President Trump to have him impeached.
Senator Graham fired back at the Democrats and said the Mueller Report showed the president has done no wrong in the matter and there should be no charge of conspiracy or any obstruction of justice.
In Graham’s statement on “Face the Nation,” he spoke on how he felt concerning this issue stating, “I think the idea that this president obstructed justice is absurd. I can’t think of one thing that President Trump did to stop Mueller from doing his job. . . . I’ve heard all I need to really know.”
Jared Kushner who is also the president’s son-in-law stated in an interview last week with Time Magazine, “Investigations into election interference by Russia have been way more harmful than the interference itself. Quite frankly, the whole thing’s just a big distraction for the country. You look at, you know, what Russia did, buying some Facebook ads, to try to sow dissent . . . and it’s a terrible thing, but I think the investigations and all the speculation that happened for the past two years has had a much harsher impact on democracy than a couple Facebook ads. So if you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, I think the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country.”
Later in the interview, Kushner was asked why the Trump Campaign didn’t do anything against the Russians at the time of the suspected collusion. Kushner stated, “We didn’t know that Russia was doing what they were doing. The notion of what they were doing didn’t even register to us as being impactful. When the whole notion of the Russian collusion narrative came up, I was the first person to say I’m happy to participate with any investigations. I thought the whole thing was kind of nonsense, to be honest with you.”
Senator Graham in a rebuttal said even though he likes Jared a lot, he left out a major detail that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Presidential nominee’s campaign manager.
Senator Graham continued in his rebuttal statement asking, “Can you imagine what we would be saying if the Russians or the Iranians hacked into the presidential team of the Republican Party? So, no — this is a big deal. It’s not just a few Facebook ads. They were very successful in pitting one American against the other during the 2016 campaign.”
Graham concluded his interview on “Face the Nation,” when asked about President Trump calling Donald McGahn who was the White House counsel at the time, wanting him to fire Mueller, Graham stated, ““I don’t care what he said to Don McGahn; it’s what he did. And the president never obstructed. If you’re going to look at every president who pops off at a staffer and, you know, asks them to do something that’s maybe crazy, you wouldn’t have any presidents.”
Senator Graham is more than willing to back up President Trump in this mess as the Democrats continue to probe for more information which is not there.
The law clearly states a person is “innocent until proven guilty,” so why all the fuss, especially after the person who is the President of the United States of America has been found “NOT GUILTY” through a 400-page report?” There are no charges for any collusion, but the Democrats still cry “obstruction of justice.”
It reminds me of the old southern saying, “You can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip.” How can anyone find evidence that is not there?
Not only that but they continue to waste millions of dollars and time on this.
The bottom line is even though it goes through Congress, it still will have to pass through the Senate. As long as Senator Lindsey Graham is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, it will not pass the Senate because there is no evidence of obstruction of justice against the president.