Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) read off a 2016 text message from former FBI Agent Peter Strzok, which criticized President Donald Trump, as an example of potential bias by the FBI during the probe into the Trump presidential campaign.
While giving remarks during Attorney General William Barr’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Graham read off a profane text message by Strzok from October 2016 calling the president “‘a f**king idiot.'”
Following the reading of the text, Graham — in true Southern gentleman style — apologized to the children watching the Senate committee hearing.
“October 19, 2016: ‘Trump is a f**king idiot. He is unable to provide a coherent answer.’ Sorry to the kids out there.”
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Graham continued on to blast Strzok and the other members on the team that “made a decision” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “didn’t do anything wrong and that the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign was warranted.”
“We’re gonna — in a bipartisan way, I hope — deal with Russia,” added the South Carolina senator.
Graham’s comments come as Barr’s testimony regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee ramps up.
As IJR Red previously reported, the South Carolina senator said last month that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election interference was a “vindication of President Trump” but still anticipates the Democrats will “stampede to impeach” the president.
“There’s going to be a stampede to impeach President Trump. They’re going use the Mueller report, anything they can find, to try to destroy his presidency.”
As IJR Red also noted, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) in March released the transcript from Strzok where he said the Department of Justice was not able to get into the emails regarding the Clinton Foundation from Clinton’s private server due to an agreement “negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”