South Carolina’s US Sen. Lindsey Graham echoed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on FOX News Wednesday, saying a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton’s private email usage during her time as Secretary of State and see if there needs to be any other action taken against the Democratic presidential candidate.
Following an FBI investigation, the agency’s director James Comey called Clinton’s handling of the emails “extremely careless,” but did not recommend criminal charges, saying there was no evidence Clinton and her staff intentionally mishandled classified information.
Graham said he believes an independent look into Clinton’s actions is needed, since she served in the same Obama Administration whose Justice Department handled the FBI review.
“If you’re waiting on this Justice Department to hold anybody in the Obama/Clinton world accountable, you’ll die of old age,” he said during the FOX interview. “And it’s sad, but it’s true.”
Graham says Clinton has not told the truth about her emails as Secretary and he now has “zero confidence” the Justice Department will act on potential perjury accusations.
“The public statements that she made about her email systems have all fallen,” he said. “She said she turned over everything that was work-related. Well, there were thousands of work-related emails that were not turned over. So… I hope the American people will look at this when they decide whether she is fit to be President of the United States.”