"Here's what's so frustrating for me President Trump sees the damage done by Obama to our military and he wants to repair it. President Trump sees how stupid the Iranian agreement is and he wants to get a better deal. Present Trump not going to tolerate North Korean have having a missile to hit our homeland. President Trump has got the big stuff right. I am so frustrated that we can't get to the big stuff."
--Senator Lindsey Graham on what frustrates him about President Trump and what he feels the President gets right
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined the Brian Kilmeade show to discuss the latest on the investigation into Russian interference with the election and possible collusion with the Trump administration and what role Fusion GPS played. Graham also explained why it's a mistake for President Trump to remove Attorney general Jeff Sessions and why the President should not be bound to the Iran nuclear deal.
Plus, Graham on Senator Jack Reed calling President Trump crazy and his dinner with Senator McCain last night.
Lindsey Graham on how Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being treated
(GRAHAM) I don't know why he does it but I don't like what he is doing, I think Jeff Sessions deserves better than this. If you have a problem call him in your office. You don't think Jeff Sessions wants to serve this President? He as the first senator to jump on board, the only senator to jump on board. I have never met a more conservative person in my life. Jeff and I have had our disagreements. He is honorable, he is honest, he wants the president to be successful so if you have a problem with Jeff Sessions how about talking to him in the Oval Office or some other place rather than humiliating him. I don't like this, Jeff Sessions doesn't deserve this I don't know what the President is doing but he is certainly not helping his cause when it comes to his agenda.
Graham on Fusion GPS's possible involvement with Russia in tampering with the election
(GRAHAM) Fusion GPS was used by democrats I believe to try to get dirt on Trump. some of trump's opponents in the primary on the republican side were doing opposition research against Trump that's part of the deal but what you can't do is have an organization sponsored by a foreign government to get information on an American candidate for president that is wrong and that's what I think Mr. Browder is saying, is that fusion GPS was working on behalf of the Russian government these are the people that hired the British spy to do the dossier that seems to be a bunch of b.s. and the lady who met with Don Jr. , Manafort and Jared Kushner this Russian lawyer I can totally I can't say her last name he filed a complaint against her and twenty sixteen since she was a Russian agent. So Russia is trying to do both campaigns.
(GRAHAM) so what have we learned that the Russians are putting money into the fusion GPS to go after trump they're also contacting the trump campaign to say hey we are on your side we want to help you and the bottom line is Russia is over our elections and we need to punish them
(GRAHAM) We're going to get to the bottom of this so listen you know this meeting with Don junior in the Russian lawyer was a mistake is not normal politics but I believe that Don junior didn't know it was inappropriate I mean it was a mistake he didn't commit a crime but Manafort is known by the Russians he supported their puppet in the Ukraine he's been helping Putin's Russia for years before Trump came along there is no doubt in my mind they knew he was a sympathetic figure. So we're going to keep looking of what the Russians may or may not have done with the Trump campaign right now we found no collusion but I hope we'll go down the road and figure out what rolled it Russia have regarding Fusion GPS, where they actively involved in trying to get dirt on Donald Trump and give it to the democratic party or the media at large.
Lindsey Graham on if he is disturbed by the amount of democrat donors on Robert Muellers investigative Team
(Kilmeade) Are you at all disturbed by the amount of Hillary Clinton donors and democratic donors that he is hired on his legal team?
(GRAHAM) When you look at Ken Stars legal team against Clinton most of them are republicans that was brought up against Ken Star that he's a republican and these are all partisan people on a witch hunt so they're doing the same thing to Mueller I think people need to know their donor history does that legally disqualify you no did it legally disqualify can start in his people yet the product Mueller has been an FBI director under two different administrations no one's ever suggested that he's on a partisan witch hunt for either side here's what I would say if you got a reason beyond a political donation to suggest that somebody on Mueller's team has been in the Clinton orbit is too close to the Clintons, that Mueller is somehow got a grudge is off base let me know we'll deal with that. But here's what the president can't do bring the president can't draw a red line until the special council you can't go here that's not the rule of law Mueller is subject to oversight and scrutiny but the President can't control his investigation that makes us more like Russia and less like America.
Lindsey Graham on Democratic senator Jack Reed calling President Trump Crazy
(Kilmeade) Senator Reid was caught off on camera on mike by mistake talking to Susan Collins and said we think that basically I just paraphrase we think the president might be crazy how many people feel that?
(GRAHAM) All I can say is it the president unnerves me at time, he makes me laugh I enjoy his company he can do big things that no other republican president would do, he's been a great commander in chief but being called crazy by a member of congress most people go with stand because everybody in the world thinks we're crazy.
Lindsey Graham on Senator McCain
(Kilmeade) By the way how is Senator John McCain?
(GRAHAM) Went to dinner with him and sandy and Meghan and a bunch of friend's last night good spirits he's going to fight as hard as he can, do as much good as he can until this time is up. Pray for him, there has never been a bigger fighter and I'm hopeful john will be with us for a long time to come and he loves the military and you know you know he's a voice that we need as long as we keep him.
(Kilmeade) You know what's amazing is that his speech was fantastic so if he had anything laid over from the operation or any damage done by the cancer, man it wasn't evident he gave that speech.
(GRAHAM) I think maybe it other than his concession speech I think was the most important speeches the most moving speech and you know he's my buddy so you know where I come from I can't think of any major thing I've done without John being there.
Lindsey Graham on what frustrates him about President Trump
(GRAHAM) Here's what's so frustrating for me President Trump sees the damage done by Obama to our military and he wants to repair it. President Trump sees how stupid the Iranian agreement is and he wants to get a better deal. Present Trump not going to tolerate North Korean have having a missile to hit our homeland. President Trump has got the big stuff right. I am so frustrated that we can't get to the big stuff.