Sen. Graham to investigate Democrat scandals
Since taking over the House, Democrats have promised to open the investigation floodgates. If Donald Trump or anyone in his administration ever so much as misplaced a paper clip, you can be sure there would be hearings. When the Mueller probe reveals that there is no evidence of Russian collusion, they will start their own investigation, no doubt. Their main objective is to make sure Trump is not reelected, and in the meantime, they will do everything they can to make it impossible for him to govern. To them, that is called transparency and accountability.Democrats politicians think they have gotten away with their criminal conduct and would prefer to continue to use the Trump presidency as a punching bag. The Senate will act as a counterpunch to that strategy. That Hillary Clinton was not indicted for her mishandling of classified materials is a real scandal and one that deserved to be exposed and prosecuted. Also, those who facilitate the actions she engaged in should also be investigated and where appropriate prosecuted.
But when the tables are turned, and the real crimes and abuses of power by Democrats are suddenly in the crosshairs of Republicans with a thirst for accountability… well, there’s outrage:
New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals.Democrats may dismiss Graham’s plans as pointless, but deep down don’t believe for a second they’re laughing. We all remember Graham’s epic smackdown of the Democrats’ actions during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. I’m sure Graham is legitimately miffed that Obama and Hillary have managed to avoid accountability for their illegal actions, so there are really only two possible motives here. The first is that he really wants to see Obama and Hillary get what they deserve. The second possible motive is that Graham wants to hold these investigations over Democrats' heads as a bargaining chip and keep them from abusing their investigative powers as a means to tie Trump’s hands for the next 2-6 years and make it impossible for him to govern.
Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel.
They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Graham’s plans, started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.”
“This is going to be like the History Channel it turns out. Instead of taking a look at the current issues, Lindsey Graham wants to go back and answer important questions about the Bermuda Triangle and Hillary Clinton,” Durbin told The Hill.
Durbin said he was “concerned” about Graham’s plans but quipped that “you know there is that question about Jimmy Carter which he probably wants to ask.”
The big difference between congressional Democrats and Senator Graham is that Graham wants to investigate legitimate scandals. Consider the facts: Even though the BuzzFeed story about Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress has been proven to be fake news, Democrats still want to investigate it!