Over the weekend, President Donald Trump claimed in a series of tweets that the Obama administration illegally wiretapped phones in Trump Tower during Trump’s campaign. And at a town hall event on Saturday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said that, if the allegations are true, it could be the biggest political scandal since Watergate:
At a rowdy town hall event in Clemson, S.C., the Republican offered two ways the story could develop into a controversy larger than the one that forced President Richard Nixon to resign.
“I don’t know what happened,” the senator began, before offering a summary of Trump’s allegations on Twitter earlier in the day.
“If it is true, illegally, it would be the biggest political scandal since Watergate,” Graham said, to shouting. He added that if the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia, then that would be the biggest scandal since Watergate.
Graham assured his constituents that he would “get to the bottom of this.”
“I’m very worried…”
Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks on Trump accusing Obama of illegal wiretapping pic.twitter.com/tP05KgXfke
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Several members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have suggested an independent commission investigate the wiretapping.