Which GOP Frenemy Defended Trump?

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has had a rocky relationship, at best, with President Donald J. Trump.

But that shouldn’t be surprising.  Graham has had a thorny relationship with conservatives and conservative groups for decades.

Many even have applied the RINO moniker to Graham, Republican-In-Name-Only.

But perhaps Graham has finally caught MAGA fever?

Graham took to the Sunday network news shows to criticize the Obama Administration’s surveillance of Trump campaign advisor, Carter Page, and the Trump campaign in 2016.

From Politico:

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday called government surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page “not at all” justified, backing up President Donald Trump in his criticism of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court-approved wiretaps.

Graham even went so far as to call the “evidence” used in getting the warrant, “garbage.”

Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the South Carolina Republican said, “The whole FISA warrant process needs to be looked at.” He called the Christopher Steele dossier that the FBI cited in its FISA warrant applications “a bunch of garbage” and criticized the government for not being clear that the dossier’s research had been partially funded by Democrats.

Page, who worked for Trump’s presidential campaign on foreign policy, was under government suspicion for his ties to Russia. Documents released Saturday showed that the FBI had been worried that Russia wanted to recruit him.

Trump has slammed the wiretap approval process, alongside his criticism of the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian electoral meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion.

In multiple direct appeals Sunday to the president, a famous consumer of TV news, Graham urged him to get proactive on preventing Russian attempts at interfering in upcoming U.S. elections — and to impose tougher sanctions on Moscow…

“He’s been tougher than [Barack] Obama, but he hasn’t been tough enough,” Graham added.

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