Sen. Graham Predicts ‘Major Outrage’ Coming Within Days

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Sen. Lindsey Graham of the Republican Party predicted “major outrage” if former President Donald Trump were to face a third indictment for his involvement in the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

Because the grand jury is convening in one of the nation’s most liberal towns, Washington, D.C., as Graham explained to CNN on Wednesday, this is the case.

‘If the special counsel indicts President Trump in Washington, D.C. on anything related to January 6 that will be considered a major outrage by Republicans ’cause you could convict any Republican of anything in Washington, D.C.,’ Graham said on Capitol Hill.

‘And I fear that that is where this is going, as kind of an insurance policy,’ the South Carolina Republican added.

Both the January 6 lawsuit and the Mar-a-Lago documents case are being handled by Special Counsel Jack Smith, and both are being heard in federal court in Miami, Florida, where Republicans have made strides in recent elections.

Judge Aileen Cannon, who was chosen by Trump, is the judge overseeing that case and has previously sided with the former president.

The former president’s second indictment in less than three months infuriated Trump and his Republican allies.

Trump was charged on March 30 in New York State for his involvement in the Stormy Daniels hush-money case.

Then, on Thursday, he disclosed that he was charged federally with mishandling sensitive information, with the indictment being made public on Friday afternoon.

‘It seems to be selective prosecution,’ Graham complained to CNN.

Trump and the Republicans bring up the fact that during her time as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was revealed to have secretly stored information on her own email server.

James Comey, who was in charge of the FBI at the time, reprimanded Clinton for her negligence but insisted that her actions weren’t criminal since they weren’t deliberate.

As he faces 37 counts of maintaining secret material, obstructing justice, and making false statements, Trump’s choice to relocate mountains of paperwork from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after leaving office was seen as a crime.

He still stands the possibility of receiving two further indictments, one in connection with the federal probe from January 6 and the other in connection with a Georgia state inquiry into efforts to disclose the results of the state’s 2020 election.

Graham projected that Trump’s increasing legal issues would result in a rise in the polls.

‘I think politically it probably makes him stronger in the primary,’ the South Carolina lawmaker said.

In the Real Clear Politics polling average, Trump now leads Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by a margin of 30.4 points.


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