Graham: “Did Obama Know?”

“SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 22, 2019) — Just before 10:30 a.m. in a lengthy interview with Maria Bartiromo of “Sunday Morning Futures,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked rhetorically, “Did Obama know?” in regard to the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign.

The wide-ranging interview, which began at the top of the hour, touched on the recent “whistleblower” complaint against Trump based on a July telephone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy; the threat Graham believes Iran poses to the Middle East and the rest of the world; and the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative which consumed Washington and the nation for more than two years.

A Special Counsel investigation assumed from the FBI and concluded in March found insufficient evidence that anyone from the Trump campaign conspired with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Bartiromo’s producer played a clip of former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa on Saturday denying any knowledge of his son Hunter’s business dealings in Ukraine in 2014 and 2015, about which Trump reportedly “pressured” Zelenskiy to open an investigation.  Ukrainian Prime Minister has denied that Zelenskiy felt “pressured” during the call.

Responding to Biden’s remarks, Graham said that the media has not investigated the story to arrive at the truth and cannot be trusted to do so.  He additionally decried the media for its inaccuracies and lack of fact-checking in regard to a recent claim made by The New York Times against U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh for which The Times was forced to issue a clarification the following day.

As he has in previous interviews, Graham said he wants documentation from the anticipated “FISA abuse” report by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to be declassified “as much as possible.”  As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham pledged to have Horowitz testify about his probe of the process the FBI and DOJ used to obtain four FISA warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page between October 2016 and June 2017.

Page was never charged with a crime.

“This is a big deal,” Graham said.  “If a court was fed bad information by bad cops at the Department of Justice who had a political agenda to get a warrant against an American citizen and we do nothing about it, we’re encouraging the breakdown of the rule of law.  So somebody needs to be punished for misleading the court, lying to the court…”

As to why the FBI did not inform the Trump campaign that one or more of its members might have been working with the Russians, Graham said, “I think they were misusing the counterintelligence investigation, and did Obama know?  Did the president of the United States know that the FBI and the Department of Justice were investigating the Republican nominee for president? And if he did, what did he do about it?”

Graham also took issue with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who may face indictment for having been determined by the IG to have “lacked candor” in investigative interviews concerning a media leak to The Wall Street Journal in 2016.  Four weeks ago, McCabe was hired as a commentator by CNN, Graham pointed out.

Toward the end of the interview, Graham announced his call for the Justice Department to investigate “the Biden connection to the Ukraine through his son.”  Graham stated his reasoning as stemming from the scrutiny the Trumps received for alleged connections to Russians as part of the Special Counsel’s 22-month investigation.

 

2 Responses to "Graham: “Did Obama Know?”"

  1. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Of course imo Obama knew. He and his inner circle started the whole seditious plot to try to destroy Donald Trump. He was leading it from behind the scenes through his Iranian born Marxist right hand person, Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett is so close and essential to the Obama’s plots and plans that she still lives with then. All roads in what we are seeing exposed regarding the attempted silent coup and seditious plots and acts lead to John Brennan and his partners in crime in the intelligence agencies, FBI, and DOJ — and from Brennan directly back to Valerie Jarrett, and from her to Barack and Michelle Obama. Barack was orchestrating all this in the classic Saul Alinsky mode “lead from behind” style which is so clearly taught in Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals. Barack Obama taught said m.o. to many others in the community organizing classes he taught in Chicago for years. And he practiced what he preached. Barack Obama was a grand-master at Alinsky tactics. See this link for more on Saul Alinsky and his book, teachings, and tactics: http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

  2. Bob68   Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    I hope Senator Graham’s question, “Did Obama know?” was a rhetorical one…if not he can join Rep. Hank Johnson of, “Guam might tip over”, fame in the IQ department.
    To end this never ending stall of an “investigation” means going directly after Obama, where evidence of wrong doing is everywhere, including his usurpation of America’s presidency. From there, going up and down the chain of complicity would be much quicker, exposing the Deep State and the Swamp………of course that is why nothing happens as the many complicit in this HUGE crime and it’s still on-going cover-up, which effectively gave America’s government and her military to the enemy, dig in to protect……….ultimately, themselves.

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