On the heels of Trump’s troublesome timing for firing FBI Director James Comey – the man who was leading an investigation into his possible illegal activities with Russia – Lindsay Graham has now called for an investigation into Trump’s business dealings.
In a conversation with CNN, Graham said, “I want to know more about Trump’s business dealings.”
As a result of Graham’s statement, Trump responded by hiring private lawyers to preempt any action into his business dealings.
President Trump has hired a private lawyer to respond Lindsey Graham's questions about his Russia biz dealings. pic.twitter.com/6fJ0zH3PGN
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) May 9, 2017
NBC News’ Katy Tur reported that Trump has hired a “leading law firm in Washington D.C. to send a certified letter to Senator Graham” to assuage Graham’s fears.
In other words, Trump is so nervous about the prospect of an actual investigation into his business dealings that he is going to unprecedented lengths to squash it before it gets off the ground. Unsurprisingly, Trump didn’t have this same urgency to avoid congressional hearings when he falsely claimed that former President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.
While a delusional President Trump may think that his blatant attempts to suppress the truth are going to save him, they will instead only shine the spotlight brighter on his nefarious activities.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.