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AG Barr Willing to Testify before Senate Judiciary Cmte on Mueller Probe

Attorney General William Barr said he would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Mueller probe, according to Senator Lindsey Graham.

Graham–who had a phone call with Barr earlier today–told reporters, “I told him I’d like him to come before the committee, he said he’d be glad to come, just give him some time to figure out, you know, as soon as possible, but thoroughly vet the report and make sure we don’t compromise anybody’s security.”

The Senator also noted that Barr would be speaking with Mueller to determine what aspects of the special counsel report should be made public.

The Hill reports, “Graham said that Barr could wait until after a public version of Mueller’s report was released before he appears before the Judiciary Committee, but reiterated that he wants him to testify publicly.”

“Go ahead and wait until he goes through the report, figures out what he can share with us and come to the committee and share it,” the Senator said. “We’re going to do it on Mr. Barr’s reasonable schedule. He needs, I think, some reasonable period of time to go through it, working with Mr. Mueller to make sure grand jury information is not disclosed.”

For the full report, click HERE.

“You’ve Got to be Kidding!” Graham Rips Reporter For Biased Mueller Probe Question

Senator Lindsey Graham ripped into a journalist today during a press conference after the reporter asked a biased question about the senator’s relationship to President Trump and whether or not it could be a “conflict of interest.”

“You brought up Jeff Sessions’ clear conflict of interest and yet you I’m told delivered a rousing speech at Mar a Lago over the weekend,” the journalist said. “Is that kind of public closeness to the President appropriate does that not at least give the appearance of a conflict of interest given your role in chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee?”

“You’ve got to be kidding! Did anybody ever ask during the Clinton impeachment that a Democrat was conflicted in speaking out on behalf of the president?” Graham replied.

“I am a elected political official. I am a Republican. I am going all over the country to speak to the Republican party. I want Trump to win. I’m chairman of the Judiciary Committee. I do my job very responsibly,” he continued.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses the total evisceration of the entire collusion hoax**

“This committee is going to allow Mr. Barr to come forward and answer some of the questions you’ve asked. I’ve asked him to lay it all out. I stood by Mr. Mueller because I believe in the rule of law. There’s politics and theres’ the rule of law. So to suggest that you’re a Republican and that you want Trump to win somehow you can’t do your job is absurd.”

Watch the heated exchange below:

Earlier today, Graham suggested he would call former FBI Director James Comey in for questioning after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

After Comey tweeted a photo of himself in a forest with the caption, “So many questions,” Graham replied, “Could not agree more. See you soon,” indicating that he plans to question the former FBI Director about his involvement in the Russia collusion hoax.

Graham to Question Comey? Senator Sends “Ominous” Tweet to Former FBI Director

In a cryptic tweet, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested he would call former FBI Director James Comey in for questioning after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Yesterday, Comey tweeted a photo of himself in a forest with the caption: “So many questions.”

Graham replied, “Could not agree more. See you soon,” indicating that he plans to question the former FBI Director about his involvement in the Russia collusion hoax.

Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr released the “principle conclusions” of Mueller’s report which stated unequivocally that the Special Counsel found no evidence of collusion “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

**LISTEN: Dan discusses the total evisceration of the entire collusion hoax**

Fox News writes, “For Trump, who has tweeted more than 230 times that he did not collude with Russians amid a torrent of allegations from media and political figures, the moment amounted to a near-total vindication. Although Mueller noted that his report did not ‘exonerate’ Trump on obstruction, Barr wrote, the ‘report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.'”

Trump Slams Democrats’ “New Low” For Holding Cohen Hearing During NK Summit

President Trump blasted Democrats for holding a hearing with convicted liar and former attorney Michael Cohen during last week’s North Korean nuclear summit.

On Twitter last night, the President wrote, “For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president is overseas. Shame!”

Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham rebuked Democrats for the timing of their hearing, claiming they were “undercutting” U.S. foreign policy efforts.

“A new low for House Democrats: holding hearings with Michael Cohen while President Trump negotiates with North Korea about giving up their nuclear arsenal,” Graham said in a statement on Twitter.

“Democrats’ hatred of Trump is undercutting an important foreign policy effort and is way out of line. If Republicans had pulled such a stunt, the mainstream media would be outraged!”

Graham Issues Scathing Statement Slamming Dems for Timing of Cohen Hearing

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) slammed House Democrats for “undercutting” U.S. foreign policy efforts by holding a hearing with discredited former Trump attorney, Michael Cohen while President Trump is in Vietnam hosting a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“A new low for House Democrats: holding hearings with Michael Cohen while President Trump negotiates with North Korea about giving up their nuclear arsenal,” Graham said in a statement on Twitter.

**LISTEN: Dan addresses the troubling new revelations regarding the DOJ coverup of Clinton corruption**

“Democrats’ hatred of Trump is undercutting an important foreign policy effort and is way out of line. If Republicans had pulled such a stunt, the mainstream media would be outraged!”

President Trump and Kim Jong Un met in Vietnam today where they briefly addressed reporters. Trump said the two countries’ relationships had progressed greatly since their last meeting in Singapore.

“It’s an honor to be with Chairman Kim,” Trump said. “I thought the first summit was a great success and I think this one, hopefully, will be equal or greater than the first.”

Kim responded through his translator, “Those 261 days [since we met in Singapore] were the days during which a lot of painstaking efforts were necessary and a lot of patience was needed. As I see you here today…that gives us a hope that we will be successful this time…”

White House, Trump Issue Scathing Responses to McCabe’s 60 Minutes Interview

The White House issued a scathing response to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s 60 Minutes interview yesterday.

On Twitter, the show wrote, “60 Minutes asked the White House for comment on McCabe’s claims and received this statement: ‘Andrew McCabe was fired in disgrace from the FBI for lying, and he opened a completely baseless investigation into the president. Everyone knows he has no credibility.’

In his interview, McCabe said he ordered investigators to look into whether or not the President obstructed justice by firing disgraced FBI Director James Comey.

The disgraced former FBI official also said the Department of Justice was, indeed, considering invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

He also confirmed a September 2018 New York Times report which claimed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire and secretly record President Trump.

“…The deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the White House,” said McCabe, who insisted Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” about his offer.

“Now, he was not joking. He was absolutely serious,” he said. “And in fact, he brought it up in the next meeting we had.”

He recalled Rosenstein saying, “I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn’t know it was there.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) vowed to hold a hearing to determine whether or not the Department of Justice and FBI attempted a “coup” to overthrow President Trump.

Speaking with CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday, Graham said he was willing to subpoena both McCabe and Rosenstein.

“We’re a democracy. People enforce the law — can’t take it into their own hands. And was this an attempted bureaucratic coup? I don’t know…So I promise your viewers the following: that we will have a hearing about who’s telling the truth, what actually happened.”

**UPDATE** President Trump slammed McCabe this morning on Twitter, writing, “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught….”

The President continued “….There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!”

Lindsey Graham Demands FBI Briefing on “Tactics” Used in Roger Stone Arrest

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is demanding an FBI briefing on the arrest of political adviser Roger Stone who was recently charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller with obstruction, making false statements, and witness intimidation.

Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray yesterday and expressed his concerns over the tactics used during Stone’s arrest.

Stone was arrested in the early morning last Friday by armed FBI agents in full tactical gear.

In his letter to Wray, Graham wrote, “Although I am sure these tactics would be standard procedure for the arrest of a violent offender, I have questions regarding their necessity in this case.”

He continued, “The American public has had enough of the media circus that surrounds the Special Counsel’s investigation. Yet, the manner of this arrest appears to have only added to the spectacle. Accordingly, I write to seek justification for the tactics used and the timing of the arrest of Mr. Stone.”

Graham requested that the FBI brief the Judiciary Committee by Feb. 5.

Earlier this week, Stone appeared on Fox News’ the Ingraham Angle, and slammed the FBI raid, saying they sent more men to his house than they had to protect the Benghazi compound.

“The whole purpose of this over-the-top raid on my house, in which they sent in more men then were used to protect our compound in Benghazi, was to paint a picture of me coming to poison a jury pool as public enemy number one,” he said.

Former U.S. attorney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized Mueller’s decision to authorize the FBI raid of Stone’s house, calling it “overkill.”

“I think it’s the wrong thing for prosecutors to do. I think that Mr. Mueller made a mistake in authorizing that, because you’re going to be criticized, and rightfully so, if you’re a prosecutor using those means as a means of intimidation. If you’re using it as a way to protect FBI agents, that’s completely appropriate. And I’ve done it.”

He continued, “…when you get a pound on the door at 6:00 a.m., in the dark and you see a bunch of FBI agents with flak jackets on and semiautomatic weapons, to take somebody out who lied to Congress? To me, that’s overkill.”

Job Security? Lindsey Graham says Acting AG Won’t Fire Mueller

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker won’t fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The Hill reports:

Graham met with Whitaker Thursday afternoon in his Russell Building office and says the man President Trump tapped to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he doesn’t see anything wrong with Mueller’s probe.

LISTEN: Dan discusses the legality of Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General

“As to the Mueller investigation, I’m confident that it is not in jeopardy,” Graham said after meeting with Whitaker.

Graham said that Whitaker assured him that he doesn’t think that Mueller’s probe has breached any Justice Department guidelines.

“There’s no reason to fire him. I asked him, ‘Do you have any reason to [fire] Mr. Mueller? He said he has zero reason to believe anything is being done wrong with the Mueller investigation,” Graham said, recounting the conversation.

This news comes as Democrats continue to call for Whitaker’s recusal from his oversight role in the Russia investigation over past comments he has made about the Special Counsel and Robert Mueller.

In a letter to an ethics official at the Department of Justice, Democrat leaders wrote, “There are serious ethical considerations that require Mr. Whitaker’s immediate recusal from any involvement with the Special Counsel investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.”

Whitaker told radio host Andrew Wilkow that he does not believe there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” he said. “There was interference by the Russians into the election, but that was not collusion with the campaign. That’s where the left seems to be combining those two issues.”

In the same interview, Whitaker stressed that there has been no evidence to suggest any wrongdoing with the Trump campaign and Russia. “The last thing they want right now is for the truth to come out, and for the fact that there’s not a single piece of evidence that demonstrates that the Trump campaign had any illegal or any improper relationships with the Russians,” he said.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement that Whitaker would be meeting with ethics officials to discuss the possibility of recusing himself from certain matters.

“Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is fully committed to following all appropriate processes and procedures at the Department of Justice, including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal,” said DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.