Lindsay Graham says ‘no one is above the law’ after FBI raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, but adds he has ‘suspicions’ in investigation


Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsay Graham (Republican-South Carolina).Ting Sheng – Poole/Getty Images

  • Lindsey Graham says “no one is above the law” after the FBI raided Trump’s Florida club.

  • But Graham added that he was “skeptical” of the ongoing Justice Department investigation.

  • Several other Republicans attacked the Justice Department over the move.

Senator Lindsay Graham was more cautious on Tuesday when discussing the FBI’s search for former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, compared to some of his Republican colleagues who sharply criticized the move. I hit a tone.

A South Carolina Republican told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, “We’re a country of laws. No one is above the law. That’s for sure.”

Unlike Graham, Dozens of Republican Senators Swiftly Defended Trump and Attacked the Justice Department After news broke that the FBI had searched The former presidential club in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday. The raid is reportedly part of an investigation into a box of classified materials and documents that Trump took from the White House when he resigned.

Trump supporter Graham added he was “skeptical” of the DOJ investigation, likening it to past and current investigations involving former presidents. I didn’t go so far as to complain.

“The Russian thing was a garbage heap,” Graham told Hewitt. “We all watched January 6 unfold before our eyes. We’ll see if it happens, but this is dangerous territory for the Department of Justice.”

Several prominent Republicans, including Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, and Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, accused the Justice Department of abusing power by targeting Trump politically. participated in the raid, claiming that

Senator Rick Scott of Florida, chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee, has threatened to open an investigation if Republicans win control of the Senate in this year’s midterm elections. Wyoming Senator John Barraso, who is also a member of the Senate Republican leadership, called the raid “unprecedented” and called for an explanation from the Justice Department.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has largely avoided commenting publicly since Trump left the White House, has yet to get involved on the issue.

Trump, who has spent the summer at his home in Bedminster, New Jersey, said in a statement Monday that the FBI investigation was a Democratic-led attempt to block his bid for the 2024 presidential election.

“They broke into my safe too!” Trump said.

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