— The Hill (@thehill) September 23, 2018
The South Carolina senator made the comments while speaking on “Fox News Sunday” after host Chris Wallace asked if Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired for allegedly trying to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from the White House.
“He shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying; he said he didn’t do the things alleged,” Graham said. Rosenstein strongly denied the recent New York Times report.
“But there’s a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here,” Graham added, saying people in the FBI tried to “taint the [2016 presidential] election” and tip it in Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton‘s favor.
VIDEO: Sara Carter: “It was a silent coup. There are documents that are going to shock the conscience of our country. They will be charged.”
Quoted text begins about halfway through the video.
“There could be and there will be criminal charges pressed against people”
“I know Donald Trump says that over and over again everybody says this is a witch hunt. As I said the other night on your show Sean there is certainly clear evidence that indicates that this was an attempted silent coup or what the CIA calls a white coup or a bloodless coup”
Mirror (multiple videos combined):
NYT: Andy McCabe Claimed in Memo That Rod Rosenstein Wanted to Stage a Soft Coup
If the memo is true and the story isn’t BS this was a literal coup attempt. If not, the NYT just got caught allowing an anonymous source to tell them the greatest political scandal of the last century happened: