Lindsay Graham went from outspoken critic of Donald Trump — he flat out called him a con man — to slavish devotee over the last two years. But now I suspect he will no longer be Trump’s BFF after admitting that he’s the one who told John McCain to turn over the Steele dossier to the FBI.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday he had told Sen. John McCain to give the FBI the dossier on the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, a revelation that comes after Trump repeatedly assailed the late Arizona Republican over the issue.
Last week, Trump accused McCain of handing over the document “for very evil purposes.” McCain died of brain cancer in August.
Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Monday McCain showed him the dossier when he received it in late 2016.
“And I told him the only thing I knew to do with it, it could be a bunch of garbage, it could be true, who knows? Turn it over to somebody whose job it is to find these things out, and John McCain acted appropriately,” Graham said, according to CNN.
Of course he did. It was the only responsible thing to do. But given how much Trump has ranted and raved about McCain turning over that dossier, you know he’s going to be furious to find out that Graham was the one who made it happen. Poor Lindsey Graham. You do everything you can to ingratiate yourself with the Mango Mussolini and then you blurt out something that will kill your newfound access to him. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.