Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) responded to President Trump’s tweet calling for Graham to compel former President Obama to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, telling Politico: “I don’t think now’s the time for me to do that. I don’t know if that’s even possible.”
Graham released a statement on Thursday saying the Judiciary Committee will hold hearings in June “regarding all things related” to the Russia investigation. But he reiterated that he is “greatly concerned by the precedent that would be set by calling a former president for oversight.”
“Both presidents are welcome to come before the committee and share their concerns about each other. If nothing else it would make for great television. However, I have great doubts about whether it would be wise for the country.”
Axios notes that Trump has tweeted “hundreds of times” about the Flynn case in the last week. Squirrel!
If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama. He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2020