Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been making a lot of promises lately, most of which have turned out to be disappointments. And it looks like the senator has just confirmed another dud.
According to the Washington Examiner, Graham recently told Fox News host Sean Hannity that former special counsel Robert Mueller has declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his investigation into now-debunked allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russia.
With all of the information that has come to light lately, the American people need to hear some explanations from Mueller. And Sen. Graham, for his part, has repeatedly promised prosecutions over the corruption that many believe took place in the start of and throughout the investigation.
Graham has also promised to put people like James Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, and Mueller himself on the hot seat to grill them on what took place.
So far, none of that has happened — and based on his most recent statements, it will not happen anytime soon.
According to the Examiner, Graham had extended an “invitation” to Mueller to clarify some issues, but Mueller told him he will not be able to partake in the hearings.
While appearing with Hannity the senator said: “He says he doesn’t have enough time.”
However, Graham once again set the bait, claiming that Comey, the former FBI director, has agreed to testify. “The day of reckoning is upon us when it comes to Crossfire Hurricane,” the Republican vowed.
Graham’s big duds
Of course, time and time again, we’ve seen nothing come out of these hearings — and it’s hard to believe we’ll see anything different this time. On the rare occasion that Graham actually follows through, he gets a few good sound bites for the evening news, but no indictments for the American people.
That seems to have indeed been the case with Mueller. Will the same go for Comey?
Graham’s committee is also “negotiating” with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for his testimony, the senator told Hannity in his interview, according to the Examiner.
“We’re hoping to get him without a subpoena,” Graham reportedly said. “Time will tell.”