Republican Senator Lindsey Graham predicted “major outrage” if former President Donald Trump faced a third indictment for his involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Graham explained to CNN on Wednesday that this is the case because the grand jury is convening in one of the nation’s most liberal cities, Washington, D.C.
‘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.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is handling both the January 6 litigation and the Mar-a-Lago documents case, and both are being heard in federal court in Miami, Florida, where Republicans have made gains in recent elections.
Trump appointed Judge Aileen Cannon to supervise this case, and she has previously sided with the former president.
The second indictment of the former president in less than three months angered Trump and his Republican allies.
Trump was indicted in New York State on March 30 for his role in the Stormy Daniels hush-money case.
Then, on Thursday, he disclosed that he had been indicted on federal charges of mishandling confidential information; the indictment was made public on Friday afternoon.
Graham complained to CNN that it appears to be selective prosecution.
Trump and the Republicans bring up the revelation that Hillary Clinton covertly stored information on her own email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
The FBI director at the time, James Comey, reprimanded Clinton for her negligence but insisted that her actions were not criminal because they were not intentional.
As he faces 37 counts of maintaining secret information, obstructing justice, and making false statements, Trump’s decision to move mountains of documentation from the White House to Mar-a-Lago after leaving office was viewed as criminal.
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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. CONTINUE READING…