Republican senator Lindsey Graham said that William Barr, nominee to be attorney general in the President Donald Trump administration, will protect Barr’s good personal friend Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Trump.
“I asked Mr. Barr directly, ‘Do you think Bob, Mr. Mueller’s, on a witch hunt?’ He said no. ‘Do you think he would be fair to the president and the country as a whole?’ He said yes,” Graham said Wednesday after meeting with Barr.
Bloomberg reports: “They’ve been personal friends for over 20 years,” Graham said, noting they worked together previously at the Department of Justice. “His opinion of Mr. Mueller is very, very high in terms of ethics and character and professionalism.”
Graham said Barr’s and Mueller’s wives attend Bible study together and Mueller has attended the weddings of two of Barr’s daughters.
“I didn’t know that they were that close personally,” Graham said.
Bloomberg passage ends
Barr was previously attorney general under former president George H.W. Bush. Conspirator Rod Rosenstein might be leaving the Department of Justice, and Matthew Whitaker — who is evidently a very ethical Trump loyalist — is only going to be a temporary attorney general if Barr gets confirmed.
Graham has been on a crusade to pass a bill to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation, proving that he is NOT a Trump supporter, despite a concerted effort by Blue Check conservatives on Twitter to make Graham a MAGA hero during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, in which Graham’s motives aligned with Trump’s. Graham has also been agitating to keep troops in Syria against the president’s wishes.
Graham said Wednesday that his Protect Mueller campaign will probably come to another vote soon.
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WATCH: Tucker SLAMS Lindsey Graham For EB5 Visa Giveaway Scheme Amidst Coronavirus Epidemic
Graham wants to use the crisis to boost immigration visas.
Tucker Carlson took South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham to task in a segment on his show Thursday night, blasting the opportunistic Senator for seeking to insert an immigration visa giveaway into upcoming Coronavirus stimulus legislation.
Graham is attempting to enact a raise in the annual level of EB-5 visas. The controversial program allows wealthy foreigners to enter the United States on the basis of supposed investment they make into the economy.
Graham is lobbying President Trump to agree to a massive boost to the program-raising annual EB-5 visa levels from a current total of 10,000 to 75,000. Graham also seeks to lower the threshold of investment for an EB-5 from $900,000 to $450,000.
In a display of tone-deaf politics taken to a new level, the EB-5 program Graham seeks to expand is currently commonly used by wealthy Chinese citizens to purchase American residency and citizenship. Allowing a free path to residency for China’s richest multi-millionaires and billionaires almost certainly would provide the Chinese government a means of entryism into major American institutions and society, in an age where the American public is more distrustful and skeptical of Chinese influence than ever before.
Watch the segment here:
Graham has also gone on record advocating for a bailout of big businesses and private companies, while opposing direct basic income transfers to everyday working American families.
American citizenship is not a mere bauble to be offered for sale in a time of crisis, especially considering the EB-5’s dubious benefits on the American economy. The verification mechanisms for the visa recipients’ investments in American jobs are notoriously weak, to the extent that both major parties agreed to scale back the program last year.
America is a country, not merely an economy. It’s well past time Senator Graham gives up his constant attempt to retcon old globalist policies into President Donald Trump’s administration, especially in times of national emergency.
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