Even after his (highly undeserved) electoral win, Donald Trump has not stopped attacking his former rival Hillary Clinton and threatening to put her behind bars.
Earlier today, Trump went on a massive tweetstorm and trashed both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Clinton, begging Sessions to investigate the former Secretary of State and hinting that he might fire Sessions. Trump tweeted:
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign – “quietly working to boost Clinton.” So where is the investigation A.G.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
Problem is that the acting head of the FBI & the person in charge of the Hillary investigation, Andrew McCabe, got $700,000 from H for wife!”
Trump’s remarks have caused top Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to speak out against him and actually defend Clinton, stating that Trump’s call for Sessions to investigate his former Democratic rival was “highly inappropriate” and would chip away at the line that is supposed to separate law and politics. Sen. Graham said:
Prosecutorial decisions should be based on applying facts to the law without hint of political motivation. To do otherwise is to run away from the long-standing American tradition of separating the law from politics.”
Graham also defended Sessions from Trump’s criticism:
President Trump’s tweet today suggesting Attorney General Sessions pursue prosecution of a former political rival is highly inappropriate.”
Graham also shared this statement about Sessions, which proves that the leading Republican in no way supports Trump in his attacks.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 25, 2017
It’s nice to see a Republican actually using their brain for once and standing up to America’s disgraced commander in chief. What Trump is doing is highly unethical, and it should be condemned and called out whenever possible. Hopefully, more Republicans will follow Graham’s example.
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