In the wake of Robert Mueller’s conclusions that President Donald Trump is guilty of neither colluding with the Russians nor obstructing the investigation into the 2016 campaign, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it was now time for American to get to the bottom of why this investigation was ever started in the first place. In a press conference on Capitol Hill on Monday, the fiery Republican senator called on Attorney General William Barr to appoint a new special counsel to cover that ground.
“I’d like to find somebody, like a Mr. Mueller, that can look into what happened with the FISA warrants, the counterintelligence investigation,” Graham said. “Am I right to be concerned? It seems pretty bad on its face—but there are some people that are never going to accept the Mueller report, but by any reasonable standard, Mueller thoroughly investigated the Trump campaign. You cannot say that about the other side of the story.
“I hope Mr. Barr will appoint somebody outside the current system to look into these allegations, somebody we all trust, and let them do what Mueller did,” he continued.
Graham said that he was chiefly curious as to whether Obama administration agents initiated the Trump/Russia campaign to give them a “back door to spy on the Trump campaign.”
“A counterintelligence investigation is designed to protect the entity being targeted by a foreign power,” Graham said. “I still am at a loss as to why nobody went to President Trump to tell him.”
People like Adam Schiff and Rachel Maddow are doing a pretty good job of pretending that it doesn’t really mean anything that Mueller found no evidence of collusion. People like David Brooks and other Democrats are doing a pretty good job trying to slink back into the shadows and gently turn the conversation towards something – anything! – else other than Russia.
But you know there have to be a few people who are not taking Mueller’s conclusions well at all. People like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. People like Hillary Clinton. People like Andrew McCabe and James Comey. People like Jim Clapper and John Brennan (who seemed visibly troubled when the report out). People like former President Barack Obama.
Those people know exactly why this investigation was initiated. They know that Robert Mueller and an obedient liberal media were the only firewall between themselves and true justice. They were hoping against hope that they could either get Mueller to see things their way or that Democrats would have enough power in Washington to spare them when the bell finally tolled for them. Now they are spinning in the wind, silently praying that our president is a merciful Trump.
They’d better pray real hard.