The topic of the day is whether or not President Trump’s tweet about the Roger Stone sentencing recommendation influenced William Barr or not.
In a bit of a surprise, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who is usually a staunch Trump defender, ripped Trump for commenting on a current criminal matter.
Calling Out Trump
The mainstream media is already latching onto this as though there is some type of mutiny in the Republican party, but that is not the case.
This is, however, a strong rebuke by Graham considering the fight the Republicans just went through to keep him in office.
When Graham was asking about Trump tweeting about the Roger Stone case, he stated, “Tweeting about an ongoing criminal matter is not appropriate.”
Graham was also asked if he thought Trump has been informed about what is going on in the case, he tried to dial it down a bit, stating, “Nah, I think he read something on the internet.”
Put Yourself in His Shoes
Prior to that comment, Graham had actually been defending Trump.
Graham stated that he believed the President thinks everyone is going way overboard trying to remove him from office.
He then added, “I mean, just put yourself in his shoes.
“I told him I said, ‘I can understand how you feel that way, but the system did work.’ Mr. Mueller did his job. He found no collusion.
“Mr. Horowitz did his job. We will see what happens in the election.”
What’s All the Fuss?
All of this is going on simply because Trump expressed some concern about the sentencing recommendation made against Roger Stone for nine years.
That recommendation was eventually pulled back and resubmitted by Barr, but Barr maintains his recommendation was not influenced at all by President Trump’s comments.
The general belief right now is and has been that if Dems can’t get Trump, they will go after everyone associated with him.
This has yet again been proven to be true by the call for an investigation into Barr by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Barr being called to testify before his House Committee next month.