Lindsey Graham is making a lot of headlines recently.
And they are friendly to Trump! This is a very welcome turn of events.
Earlier today he tweeted a funny message saying he actually had a great meeting with Trump in person. Wow.
Now news is breaking that he’s pushing to subpoena the CIA/FBI and other intelligence agencies over Trump’s claim that they wiretapped him.
Here’s more, from CNN:
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he is ready to subpoena the intelligence agencies for evidence that would prove President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped last year by then-President Barack Obama.
Asked by CNN if he would subpoena for any evidence, the South Carolina Republican said, “Yes.”“All I can say is that the country needs an answer to this. The current President has accused the former President of basically wiretapping his campaign,” Graham said, one day after he joined Trump for a one-on-one lunch at the White House.Graham and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey and the acting deputy attorney general Wednesday, requesting any information regarding Trump’s claims.“We request that the Department of Justice provide us copies of any warrant applications and court orders — redacted as necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods that may be compromised by disclosure, and to protect any ongoing investigations — related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower,” Graham and Whitehouse wrote.
The Trump administration has declined to provide any information about Trump’s allegations since the President tweeted them last Saturday. Obama’s former aides have completely denied Trump’s claims, and sources told CNN Obama himself was exasperated after learning of the accusations.Ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, was among four senators who met with the CIA to see “raw intel” related to Russia’ meddling in the US election.“In many ways we’ve got even more questions now,” the Virginia Democrat told reporters. “We’ve got more information we’ve got to get access to.”Asked about whether he’d seen evidence related to Trump’s claims, Warner responded, “Of course we’ll follow the information, we’re going to follow the truth but what we have right now is … an accusal with absolutely … no basis in fact that anyone from the Intel community or even anybody in the staff in the White House has laid out.”