Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., worries that next week’s testimony from former FBI Director James Comey could wind up being a one-sided “hit job.”
“Here is what I worry about,” Graham said on Fox News. “[Comey] will just focus on his conversation with the president and not answer any other questions because of the investigation. That would be a hit job on President Trump and I hope this hearing doesn’t become a hit job on President Trump.”
Graham went on to say he hopes Comey can answer questions about whether or not the president is the direct subject of an investigation into colluding with Russian agents and Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.
“I think Director Comey should answer the question is Donald Trump under investigation?” Graham said. “Is he a target? A subject of an investigation regarding him colluding with the Russians? I don’t believe he is. There is a cloud over the presidency that needs to be removed if the facts justify it being removed. So I just hope it’s not a one-sided discussion where he recounts a conversation with the president and he won’t answer any other questions.”
Originally published by the Washington Examiner.