Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), an Air Force JAG officer, on Sunday defended President Donald Trump by saying that lying to the FBI is not a “big event.”
During an interview on Face the Nation, host John Dickerson asked Graham to react to the news that former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“I don’t know yet,” Graham replied. “I know that from the [Judiciary Committee] point of view we found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. I think [Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman] Richard Burr said from the Intel point of view that he has seen no evidence of collusion.”
Graham argued that Mueller should be allowed to complete his investigation, but the South Carolina senator also said that he was “disappointed” that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails had been closed.
“I’m very disappointed no Democrat seems to be worried about the corruption at the Department of Justice and the FBI regarding the Clinton e-mail investigation, early stages of the Russian investigation,” Graham complained.
Dickerson asked Graham to grade Mueller based on his record of indictments, pleas and guilty verdicts in the Russia investigation.
But Graham suggested that guilty pleas for lying to the FBI do not carry the same weight as other convictions.
“You got to look at the substance of what people pled to,” the military lawyer opined. “Some people pled to lying to the FBI like [George Papadopoulos] got two weeks in jail.”
“I don’t see that as a big event,” Graham added. “Manafort could have a lot of stuff or he could just have stuff around financial transactions. I don’t know yet. You don’t look at the numbers.”
According to the senator, Mueller’s investigation is much like Ken Starr’s investigation of former President Bill Clinton.
“I think it’s proceeding in a way that these things start with a land deal and wind up with a blue dress,” Graham quipped.
Watch the video below from CBS.
‘He has a lot of vitriol for them’: Omarosa says Trump has a particular ‘disdain’ for women of color
Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed in an interview Sunday that President Donald Trump has a very serious problem when it comes to women of color.
She was asked if she ever heard Trump tell a white person to "go back" to their country of origin. She said she's never heard it in all of hear years on "The Apprentice," during the campaign or at the White House.
"He reserves that only for people of color," she said. "You’ll notice, Rev, that he particularly has a lot of animosity and disdain for women of color. From Maxine Waters, to myself, to reporters who criticize him who are women of color. He has a lot of vitriol for them."
WATCH: Omarosa outs Mike Pence’s nephew as a ‘section leader’ who orchestrates Trump rally chants
Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed in an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton that President Donald Trump has section leaders of each rally that helps urge the audience to chant and even leads them in chants. One of those so-called "section leaders" is Mike Pence's nephew, John Pence.
"I had to attend many of these rallies when I worked on the campaign and even in the White House," Newman told Sharpton Sunday. "There are these section leaders who start the chant, control how long the chants go and quiet them down when they want to."
She explained that these organized "section leaders" are embedded in the rally crowd themselves.
Video shows alleged white supremacist being forced to clean black man’s truck after throwing bottle
A video has gone viral on Twitter of a white man with at least one swastika tattoo being forced to clean a black man's car after throwing a bottle at it.
The video shows a bloodied white man after taking his shirt off to wipe down the side of the car. The tweet says, "This racist ass white boy threw a bottle at my cousin’s truck and well.... here’s the aftermath lmaooo"
The man filming the video tells the white man, "What's your f*cking problem?"
"I don't have a problem," the white man replies.
"I could split your other side," the man filming the video says.