The South Carolina Republican — one of the chief skeptics of President Trump’s Russia policy — said he will block the nomination of Rod Rosenstein as the No. 2 man at the Justice Department if FBI Director James B. Comey does not clarify on Wednesday whether the bureau is investigating the Trump team’s alleged ties to Russia.
Graham made the statements on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday morning, warning that “Congress is going to flex its muscle” with the Trump administration if it does not provide lawmakers with answers regarding Russia.
“We’ll issue a subpoena to get the information, we’ll hold up the deputy attorney general’s nomination until Congress is provided with information to finally clear the air as to whether or not there was ever a warrant issued against the Trump campaign,” said Graham, who is leading the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of allegations of Trump-Russia ties.
Frustration with Comey is boiling over in the judiciary panel, where Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday night that he would not schedule Rosenstein for a confirmation vote until the FBI director briefs the panel on Russia.Read more at WashingtonPost