Arizona Senator John McCain has pointed the finger at fellow Senator Lindsey Graham for why his interrogation of fired FBI Director James Comey during a testimony in June was so vague and incoherent, via the Washington Examiner.
The senior Arizona Republican was mocked on the social media for his disjointed questions that seemed to confuse even then-FBI Director Comey. McCain said in a statement that the reason for his vague interrogation was due to staying up late at night to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks. This happened not long before McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Now McCain suggests that he had prepared questions for the FBI Director’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but fellow GOP lawmaker Lindsey Graham broke his concentration when he asked an official to send a message to McCain with a question he wanted the Arizona legislator to ask Comey.
“I had these questions laid out that I had discussed and, honest to God, two minutes before it was my turn, [the aide] hands me this app from Lindsey,” said McCain.
That was when chairperson Richard Burr told McCain he could start with his questions, but McCain decided to proceed with his colleague’s question as best as he could remember it.
“I can’t tell you how important our relationship is, and I knew that this must be important,” McCain said. “So I started out trying to remember what was on the app, and, anyway, to make a long story short, I fucked it up.”
Sen. Graham could not remember the precise question he told McCain to ask but says it was connected to the decision Comey made to let Hillary off the hook in the criminal investigation of the former secretary of state’s illegal use of a private email server for work-related purposes.
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