‘I’d be shocked’: Lindsey Graham blows off theory Biden had ‘sinister’ intent for docs

Leave it to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to come to the defense of President Joe Biden, who is mired in controversy over the discovery of four tranches of classified documents at his former office and private residence.

Graham, who seems to relish playing the role of GOP spoiler, told reporters in a video circulating online Tuesday that he doubts there are any “sinister” motives involved in Biden possessing so much classified information — a stance that comes as questions swirl about whether the president’s son Hunter Biden had access to this information while striking lucrative business deals in Ukraine and China.

“What are your national security questions,” a reporter asked Graham, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Same thing for Trump,” he replied. “I mean, why did you do it? What were in the documents? How were they held? Who had access to them?”

“Let me just say this. I’ve known President Biden for a long time,” Graham added. “I don’t think there’s — I’d be shocked if there’s anything sinister here.”

Graham shared this same opinion in a tweet on Tuesday, an assessment that included former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, who’s in the news this week for suddenly finding classified documents in his possession after insisting for months that he did not have any.

“I don’t believe there were ‘sinister motives’ with regards to the handling of classified information by President Biden, President Trump, or Vice President Pence,” Graham tweeted. “We have a classified information problem which needs to be fixed.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., is among those asking questions about Hunter Biden’s possible access to classified information, as he discussed in an April 2014 email Hunter sent one week before then-Vice President Biden was to meet with then-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine appeared on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to say the email “reads like a classified document.” Host Tucker Carlson also noted that Hunter used the diplomatic “RU” abbreviation for the Russian Federation.

Devine said the email should be “cross-matched” with classified materials pertaining to Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Iran that were found at the president’s Wilmington, Del., home — Lindsey Graham notwithstanding.


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