It’s no secret that Senator John McCain despised President Trump and did everything he could to harm him. One of the most outrageous things McCain did before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, was to pass Christopher Steele’s fake dossier on President Trump to the FBI.
The late Senator and Senator Lindsey Graham bestie claimed that it was “what any citizen should do.”
After Senator McCain died, Trump supporters didn’t trust his sidekick, Lindsey Graham. It wasn’t until Senator Graham unloaded on his fellow Senators during the Kavanaugh witch hunt/confirmation hearings that Trump supporters started to trust him and believe that he would help to protect Trump’s pro-America agenda.
For the past couple of days, President Trump has been taunting and trolling President Obama and the Deep State with warnings about retribution for spying on President Trump and his campaign.
Early this morning, Trump was at it again, tweeting, “OBAMAGATE makes Watergate look small time!”
Yesterday, President Trump retweeted a link to an article from The Federalists Mollie Hemingway, answering the question she asked, “Why did Obama tell the FBI to hide its activities from Trump?
“Because it was OBAMAGATE, and he and Sleepy Joe led the charge,” Trump answered, adding “The most corrupt administration in U.S. history!”
So, do the Republicans in the Senate have Trump’s back in making Obama, the Deep State, and his regime pay for their crimes?
According to Politico, the feckless Senator Lindsey Graham is going to take a pass…
Politico reports- Trump’s Senate allies on Monday stopped short of echoing Trump’s claim that Obama acted illegally when the Justice Department began probing incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn in late 2016. And they indicated that the Senate would pass on investigating the former president as they conduct their own investigations that could soon ensnare other senior Obama administration officials.
“I’m not anticipating calling President Obama,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel is investigating the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation, even as he vowed to bring in former senior Obama administration officials as witnesses. Those ex-officials include former FBI Director James Comey and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
“I think the president’s got a real good reason to be upset with the Obama people,” Graham said.
Senate Republicans, however, sidestepped questions of whether the Justice Department should pursue criminal investigations against the former Obama officials, instead deferring to the ongoing investigation of U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was tapped by Attorney General Williams Barr to probe the origins of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia.
“That’s already being looked at, and we’ve got relevant committees up here that are talking a look at some of those issues too. I always think that at the end, eventually the truth comes out, and I’m sure it will here too,” said Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), who similarly declined to endorse an effort to go after the former president.
“He was accused of being a stooge for [Vladimir] Putin and then subject to the appointment of a special counsel,” added Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee. “I understand why the president feels like he’s under assault. But I think we need to do our own independent investigation. Obviously, Mr. Durham is doing his. We’ll hear from them. But I think we have an important role to play in terms of congressional oversight.”
One Trump Senate ally, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said new questions raised about the prosecution of Flynn should be put directly to Obama and Biden.
“Given all we know now about the fake foundation of the inquiry, it’s time we ask: What did Obama and Biden know and when did they know it?” Grassley said Monday on the Senate floor.
But Grassley, too, stopped short of saying the Senate should use its powerful committees to investigate the former president, or that the Justice Department should go after Obama. Rather, he and other Senate Republicans simply agreed that Trump’s fury was justified, and deferred to Durham.
“I’m suggesting that any details that we can get on that Jan. 5 meeting ought to be pursued,” Grassley said in a brief interview. “But it’s pretty clear that Obama had his fingers in this. And it’s kind of like, you don’t need to know much more, but just the fact that it’s public, that this came from the highest levels of the previous administration to give Flynn all of his trouble. And the Flynn problems were part of an effort that — the Democrats actually thought that they could cut short this presidency by probably 3½ years.”
Though many of them supported special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference while it was active, those same GOP senators have soured on the probe, citing recently released FBI documents that the president’s allies have said is evidence that holdover officials from the Obama administration sought to unfairly target high-level Trump associates like Flynn.