A rather large and vocal portion of the GOP has been incensed by the recent FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s estate at Mar-a-Lago, seeing the action as a politically-motivated stunt by an administration hoping to keep The Don from winding up on the 2024 presidential ticket.
But for some, there is a deeper, more worrisome pattern emerging – one that harkens back to be formative days of Trump’s first term as President.
Senator Lindsey Graham explained the concerns during an appearance on Fox News this week.
Graham said, “This is the playbook of the Russia investigation where you read in The New York Times and The Washington Post about the investigation that all turns out to be BS. So what do I want? I want a special master to look at what was seized. I don’t trust the taint team. I want somebody outside of DOJ to look through these documents to see what is privileged, what is attorney-client.”
And that wasn’t all…
He added, “Number two, I want the affidavit released to the American public. We are 80 days before an election, a midterm election, and we are going to be reading every few days in The Washington Post and The New York Times and other liberal media outlets about what is in these documents and about what Trump knew and what he did. If you release the affidavit, all of us can judge what is there or not there. So this idea of drip, drip, drip, 80 days before an election, we need to see the affidavit.”
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the matter, and is currently suing the DOJ in an attempt to reacquire any materials that the FBI absconded with earlier this month.