If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama. He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2020
Courtesy of Politico:
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday brushed back President Donald Trump’s pleas for the Judiciary Committee chairman to haul in former President Barack Obama for testimony about the origins of the Russia investigation and the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Michael Flynn.
Just moments after Trump appealed directly to the South Carolina Republican on Twitter, Graham reiterated that he does not intend to call Obama before his committee — and he warned of the precedent such an action would set.
“I don’t think now’s the time for me to do that. I don’t know if that’s even possible. I have grave concerns about the role of executive privilege and all kinds of issues,” Graham said in a brief interview. “I understand President Trump’s frustration, but be careful what you wish for. Just be careful what you wish for.”
In recent days, Trump has mounted an aggressive campaign against his predecessor, accusing Obama of illegally targeting his associates during his final months in the White House. Trump has not cited evidence that Obama engaged in criminal wrongdoing, even as he continues to amplify the issue on his Twitter feed, dubbing it “Obamagate,” and accusing the former president of committing the “biggest political crime in American history.”
For the last three and a half years Lindsey Graham has been chugging down the Trump Koola-aid as if his very life depended on it, but clearly there are lines that even he will not cross.
Of course, that has not slowed Trump down even a little bit.
….Likewise, the @nytimes and @washingtonpost are a disgrace to journalism. They are all Fake News, and they know it better than anyone else. History is unfolding, and it is not a pretty picture for “journalism”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2020
Could you even imagine how badly it would blow up in Trump’s face if they were able to convince Obama to testify?
Hillary Clinton sat for 11 hours without breaking a sweat and handed the Republican Senators their asses when all was said and done.
Does anybody really think that Barack Obama would be any less effective?