Graham: Trump Could ‘Go Down’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said President Donald Trump could be “the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation.”

Partial transcript as follows:

DICKERSON: Let me ask you.The president was called a liar by Mr. Comey. The president today has called Mr. Comey a coward. Where are we with this?

GRAHAM: More like a wrestling match than anything else.Here is what I would say. The president got elected by being a fighter, a disrupter. People wanted him to come to Washington and change the place, turn it upside down.

I have gotten to know the president better. I like him. He has got a good agenda. But here is the question. Can you be a street fighter on all things all the time and still be a good president?

My advice to the president is every day you are talking about Jim Comey and not the American people and their needs and their desires, their hopes and their dreams, you are making a mistake.

DICKERSON: Is he getting in the way of his own agenda?

GRAHAM: Yes, totally. At the end, he has got a good agenda. But this does get in the way of it. So, the hearing was pretty good. No collusion with the Russians yet. I don’t think obstruction of justice exists here.

But every time you tweet about Comey, it is almost like wait for the next wrestling match between Comey and Trump. It should be about what can Donald Trump do to help the lives of American people and sort of get out of the way here.

DICKERSON: Do you think the president was vindicated? He thought he was vindicated…


GRAHAM: Well, I think it was true that he is not under investigation for colluding with the Russians. And I don’t think what was said amounts to obstruction of justice.

Now, what the president did was inappropriate. But here is what is so frustrating for Republicans like me. You may be the first president in history to go down because you can’t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that, if you just were quiet, would clear you.

It is frustrating for me to want to help a man who I think will do big things no other Republican will do, like immigration. Believe it or not, I think Donald Trump may deliver us from a broken immigration system. This is not helping.

But this should be in the Judiciary Committee. I heard Dianne Feinstein on a show earlier today. You had Comey suggest that the current U.S. attorney general and the former attorney general were playing politics with the investigation, Lynch and Sessions. That needs to be in our committee.

Let me tell this to the American people. If the attorney general’s office has become a political office, that is bad for us all. So I want to get to the bottom of that, and it should be in Judiciary.

(h/t The Hill)


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source: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/11/graham-trump-go-cant-stay-quiet/

  • Keith
    • lorna shores

      hows it taste keith


    Why should he be a straight fighter when the Lying media is bashing him every single day. I’m glad he is letting people know how he feels. The one thing the Republican Party can do is to back him up, but there are the rino’s like McCain.

    • runnindeer

      McCain denied that he said that Obama was a better leader than president Trump tonight. Another media spin started for distribution. Yes, McCain and others should back up President Trump more.

  • Robert Weltzien

    Lying media? When has Trump ever told the truth? If we want to use him as an example we would all be prevaricators, and not good ones at that.

    • Fuck you Robert. You big pussy.

      • Robert Weltzien

        I have more balls than you and your confederates combined.

    • lorna shores

      and you found this out from?…. the view?

    • runnindeer

      All politicians and lawyers are NOT liars and President Trump certainly isn’t either. What you are seeing is what your want to see and what those that project their own biased opinion upon this President and every lawyer and politician. Facts and truth don’t hold a lot of meaning to you because you live in your own reality- like the Democrats and sad people that just refuse to wake up and climb out of that delusion.

      • Robert Weltzien

        Trump’s bold faced lies are two orders of magnitude greater than Mrs. Clinton’s. You and your fellow decerebrates have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. I am going to watch all of you get invaded anally by our sodomite dictator. People like you are a moronic disgrace to the rest of the educated and informed world. Yes, lack of education promotes ignorance and fear of what cannot be understood, such as your own understanding of yourself and the pitiful scapegoating your kind engages in. Sure, buddy. Everyone else is wrong. It is you who is righteous with blind faith in the face of hard facts.

  • Graham should keep his fucking mouth shut.