Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.), a staunch Donald Trump ally, warned ominously Sunday of “riots in the streets” if the former president is accused of bringing classified documents to his Mar-a-Lago home when he moved from the city. White House.
“If there is an impeachment of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the [Hillary] Clinton debacle…there will be riots in the streets,” Graham said on Fox News.Sunday night in America,” hosted by former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy (right).
Graham was referring to Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state, a practice reportedly employed by both Ivanka Trump other Jared Kushner a conduct official business when they were senior White House advisers in the Trump administration.
A three-year investigation of some 30,000 recovered messages sent to and from Clinton on the server concluded that there was “no persuasive evidence of systemic and deliberate mishandling of classified information.”
In the Trump case, after officials tried for several months to retrieve U.S. documents from him, FBI agents this month seized several boxes of material hidden at Mar-a-Lago, including classified documents and even highly classified top-secret information. confidential.
Trump was captured on a recorded phone call telling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes for him after the 2020 presidential election to turn his defeat into a victory. “Friends, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a breakTrump pleaded.
Graham is currently fighting a subpoena to appear before the grand jury in that investigation. The investigation, launched by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, has been expanded to investigate the alleged involvement of a Trump ally in the alleged violation of voting equipment in the state.
Graham insisted to Gowdy that Trump is treated with a “double standard.”
“Most Republicans, including myself, believe that when it comes to Trump, there is no law. It’s about getting it,” Graham told Gowdy.
Critics on Twitter were outraged by another threat of violence during investigations into alleged crimes.