South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) sent a letter to FBI Dir. James Comey asking him to state on the record by Wednesday whether there is an active investigation into Pres. Donald Trump’s ties to forces within the Russian government.
On Wednesday, Mediaite.com said, NBC’s “Today Show” host Matt Lauer asked Graham in an interview whether Trump sets of Graham’s “BS monitor.”
“Congress is going to flex its muscle here,” said Graham. “We’ll issue a subpoena, we’ll hold up the Deputy Attorney General’s nomination until Congress is provided with information to finally clear the air as to whether or not there was a warrant issues against the Trump campaign.”
“Personally, you’re the kind of guy who strikes me as having, as my friends would say, a good BS monitor — you know what that means,” said Lauer. “What does your monitor tell you about this wiretapping story?”
Graham refused to speculate, replying, “When I first heard it, I thought, ‘Well, that’s kind of a wild claim.’ I really don’t know. If it’s not true then tell me it’s not true. Why is it taking so long to get the answer?”
The point of his letter, he said, is to push past the noise around Pres. Trump’s “wiretap” allegations against Pres. Barack Obama and “put [this question] to bed.”
For Trump Tower to have been surveilled in any way by the federal government, Graham said, there would have to be a warrant, which would mean a judge found probably cause of a crime or that a target of surveillance had been deemed to be an agent of a foreign government.
“I don’t think there’s a warrant,” Graham said, “but I wish they’d tell me one way or the other.”
Trump’s White House is reportedly in turmoil as competing players vie to foist their agenda to the top of the president’s list of priorities.
“(E)veryone has become paranoid and suspicious,” said one aide to Politico.
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Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’
President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.
"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.
"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.
"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."
Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author
President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.
Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution
President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.
"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.
"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.