Tuesday, September 27, 2022

US Senator warns of riots if Trump is impeached

Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham: “I worry about my country.”

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US Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican, has warned of riots if former US President Donald Trump is accused of handling government documents.

On August 8, FBI federal police searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in the state of Florida and seized, among other things, a number of confidential and sometimes top-secret documents. The background is the Republican handling of official documents from his term as president. Because Trump placed papers, some of which are subject to strict security measures because of their sensitive material, in his personal property, he could break the law. Now it is being investigated.

Graham, considered close to the president during Trump’s tenure, complained that his party’s colleagues were subjected to stricter standards than others. Among other things, the senator referred to the matter surrounding former Democratic US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and spoke of a “double standard”.

Emails sent through unsecured servers

During his time as Secretary of State until 2013, Clinton sent official emails through a private and unsecured server. The FBI investigated it, but in the summer of 2016 – in the middle of the presidential campaign in which Clinton was running against Trump – came to the conclusion that the Democrats had not committed a criminal offense.

“If they try to sue President Trump for mishandling the secret information (…), there will literally be riots in the streets,” Graham said in an interview with Fox television on Sunday evening (local time). ” “I worry about my country.”

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