Graham: Trump could 'go down' because he can't stay quiet

Alvin Kelly
June 12, 2017

Sen. Lindsey Graham told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he wants to hear from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch following ousted FBI director James Comey's testimony last week that she requested he call the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email a "matter".

"Here's what's so frustrating for Republicans like me", Graham said on CBS News' Face the Nation.

"This is not helping", Graham asserted. Graham. "If the attorney general's office has become a political office, that's bad for the American people".

Comey, who Trump fired in early May, testified that Trump had asked him to 'let it go, ' when it came to the FBI's probe of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

"Can you be a street fighter on all things all the time and still be a president?" Mr.

"This should be in the Judiciary Committee", said Mr.

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The senator said he thought Trump had a good agenda but that his tweeting habit got in the way of that. "But this does get in the way of it".

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said President Donald Trump could be the first president to "go down" as a result of his inability to stop tweeting about the investigations he appears to view as a threat. I don't think obstruction of justice exists here.

His admission prompted Trump to tweet: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker". Sessions said Saturday he has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday (June 13), although members of the committee have said the details of his appearance are not yet finalized.

It's clear, though, that Democrats would love the president to take the hot seat.

'I think the president believes that, if we pursue how Russian Federation interfered with the election, we are suggesting he did not win fairly, ' Graham also explained.

"We're gonna' punish the Russians", Graham said, adding that if the president doesn't sign the bill he would be "betraying democracy".

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