Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart accused Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Sc) of "political dirty tricks" during his appearance on CBS on Sunday.
Noting that Graham, one of Donald Trump's most avid defenders, admitted that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is funneling dirt he obtained in Ukraine on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter directly to Attorney General Bill Barr, Lockhart made the case that the announcement of a possible investigation is just what the president ordered.
Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, Lockhart explained, "Remember from the testimony, Trump doesn't want an investigation. He wants an announcement that someone is investigating."
"And Lindsey Graham, on national television yesterday said Ukraine failed, our Justice Department is now looking into this," he continued. "And Trump will take that and take it one step further and say the Department of Justice is looking into this, it's so serious. That's what that was about."
"We know, at least, it's a political dirty tricks move," Lockhart stated. "They may actually be doing things, you know."