(National Sentinel) Grasping: South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham gave an interesting take on the “anonymous” op-ed published by a “senior Trump administration official” in The New York Times last week, in which the writer repeated earlier claims from others that the White House is in chaos and the president is unhinged.
Appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, Graham said he believes the op-ed is the latest sign of panic from a Deep State that their alleged savior, special counsel Robert Mueller has zip, zero, nada when it comes to his original mandate of finding illicit, nefarious “Russian collusion” with the 2016 Trump campaign.
It’s nothing more than a “new line of attack” to compensate for Mueller’s flagging investigation, which has so far seen indictments of minor Trump campaign figures for the process crime of lying to federal investigators and show convictions of Russian figures who are never going to appear in a U.S. courtroom.
“This op-ed piece about the personality of the president — suggesting that he’s unhinged and incapable of being a good president without being minded — tells me a lot about the Mueller investigation,” he said, as reported by BizPac Review.
“This, to me, is a signal that if there’s nothing there with Russia, in terms of the president working with the Russians during his campaign, the next line of attack is the man is unfit for office.”
“I’m definitely saying that this shows to me a shift about the attack on the president,” Graham added in a statement to reporters, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Here’s what I think is coming: I think you’re going to find a report by Mueller that has absolutely no evidence of collusion between the president and the Russians, and the new line of attack is going to be showcased along the lines in this op-ed piece.”
The writer of the op-ed — former Trump adviser Michael Caputo thinks its a woman — said that there had been “whispers” from some Cabinet members about invoking the 25th Amendment, which allows for the removal of a president deemed mentally unfit for office.
Graham also noted that the op-ed just happened to come out right after Mueller said he’d accept written answers from the president instead of trying to force him to provide an in-person interview (and also right after Bob Woodward’s latest book, “Fear,” hit stores — a book which accuses the president of many of the same things, allegedly quoting administration officials, who have since vehemently denied the allegations).
When you take the op-ed piece … and you look at the fact that Mueller was willing to accept written answers about collusion, it suggests to me, and I may be wrong, that the Mueller investigation – when it comes to collusion, there’s nothing there,” Graham said.