Graham says he wants to put Obama under oath and discuss origins of the Russia probe

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who serves as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he’s eager to place former President Barack Obama under oath and question him about how and why the Russia investigation began.

During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday evening, Graham said he wants to know exactly what President Obama knew, when he knew it, and who told him:

“I can’t imagine an investigation of the Republican nominee for president — a counterintelligence investigation of his campaign — was not approved at the highest level. I cannot imagine it happening without somebody in the White House knowing about it.”

That led Hannity to ask if he would place Obama under oath. Graham responded:

“Absolutely. And yes, I’d like to know what President Obama thought about the investigation.”

Graham also said he was amazed that CNN had just hired former FBI official Andrew McCabe, noting:

“CNN has just hired the alleged architect of a criminal conspiracy against the Trump campaign. So how much time and attention do you think they are going to give to the Horowitz report when they hired the guy that Horowitz is investigating?”

One of the people Graham, Hannity, and President Donald Trump have all criticized is former FBI Director James Comey, who was also under investigation by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Comey was cleared by the IG, as Vox notes:

Specifically, there is no finding that Comey lacked candor in his answers to investigators, and Horowitz writes that there is “no evidence” that Comey leaked any classified information to the media. For that, Comey claimed vindication.

Comey commented on Horowitz’s report via Twitter:

It’s interesting that Graham and Hannity want to put Obama under oath, but were delighted when Trump refused to sit under oath for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and is now claiming executive privilege across the board as it pertains to investigations by Congress. If Obama does the same, they’ll be ready to prosecute him in order to protect their sacred Donald Trump. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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