Senate Judiciary Committee Charman Lindsey Graham (R-Sc) stunned political observers on Sunday by siding with Democrats to allow former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before his committee about his investigation into the Donald Trump administration.
Following a Mueller op-ed published Saturday in The Washington Post expressing displeasure with Donald Trump commuting Roger Stone’s sentence, Graham tweeted, “Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing – and also capable – of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post,” before adding, “Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation. That request will be granted.”
With many Twitter commentators saying Graham’s decision would make Trump exceedingly unhappy by giving Mueller a forum to talk about his investigation, some felt Graham — who is struggling in the polls — was trying to put distance between himself and the unpopular president.
As one person noted, it looks like ‘The rats are leaving the sinking ship.”
More Twitter observations below:
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he will grant a request by Democrats to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before the committee about his investigation https://t.co/DSN4MsCnrr
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 12, 2020
Trump melt down coming
— The Virus (@schwaid) July 12, 2020
You’re not gonna make your puppet master happy doing this. You’re supposed to be hiding evidence, not making it public.
— Michael Gilbert (@MichaelJGilber2) July 12, 2020
There’s blood in the water. They’re starting to look to their own survival.
— MsMagsMN (@MsMagsMN) July 12, 2020
he literally undermines trump. tweet is coming…
— machine gun funk🇺🇸 (@4thpage) July 12, 2020
Man I need to go to the doctor after that whiplash
— Candlejack (@staples_kyle) July 12, 2020
— JoeReynoldsChief (@JoeReynolds2020) July 12, 2020
Too late, linds. Live with the repercussions.
— Cindy (@BBstarterMom) July 12, 2020
Does this help In your re-election bid?
No it doesn’t.
— Rabi Chakraborty (@rabin_c) July 12, 2020
He’s trying to save himself as the race gets closer with Harrison, and he likely thinks it won’t be too bad, but the House didn’t have @KamalaHarris when he gave his testimony.
— Melissa (@melissa_philly) July 12, 2020
Time don’t stop
This will end
All trump’s friends
— Total Authority to Stay At Homebody (@StarveThuhBeast) July 12, 2020
He will be right there with General Flynn. The other general like Benedict Arnold.
— FiddleFaddle (@mop121212) July 12, 2020
— Michael (@Matthews1526) July 12, 2020
You are going to kicked out the buffet line for this LG
— mundo (@HumphrysR) July 12, 2020
Saving face I see
If Trump loses two more states it’s ‘ballgame over’: AP reporter
Appearing on MSNBC's " Morning Joe," Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire explained Donald Trump's chances of being re-elected have reached the point where, if he loses the electoral votes of one more, he will be out of luck and out of office.
Speaking with co-host Joe Scarborough, Lemire was asked where Trump stands in the battleground states he so desperately needs.
"Both campaigns agree that there are six battleground states to decide this election: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida," he began. "Now the president has to play defense and has had to spend resources and had to go the past week to places like Ohio, Texas -- Georgia is another one where he has to play defense. We don't see, outside of perhaps New Hampshire, a place where Democrats have to do the same now that the Trump campaign has ceded Michigan."
Morning Joe busts Trump for trying to scam the public with a fake tax cut proposal
Taking up the executive orders signed by Donald Trump on Saturday, MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out a big loophole in the president's proposal for a tax cut, saying he is hiding the fact that voters will be on the hook for deferred taxes after the election.
After first pointing out the president's contempt for Americans struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the economy.
"It was a huge, gigantic nothingburger when you look through the policies at the end," Scarborough began. "In fact, some of the policies he put forth are going to hurt people, hurt small business owners the most. Again I go back to the payroll tax cuts -- economists, Republicans, Democrats, everybody is opposing this.
Lawmakers demand removal of Postmaster General DeJoy over ‘nefarious’ efforts to ‘aid Trump re-election’
"He is working to dismantle a fundamental institution of our democracy. He needs to resign or be removed, now."
On the heels of a "Friday Night Massacre" at the U.S. Postal Service that deeply alarmed lawmakers, activists, and ordinary citizens nationwide, two House Democrats are demanding the immediate removal of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over his sweeping operational changes to the beloved government service that have slowed the delivery of essential packages and jeopardized mail-in voting.