The Hill reports:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday blasted the newly unveiled House impeachment procedures, arguing they still fall short of giving President Trump due process. Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a top ally of Trump, said that the decision to allow House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to take the lead in the impeachment investigation was a significant break with precedent.
The new process is “substantially different than the way we’ve done it in the past,” Graham argued Wednesday, a day after Democrats unveiled the new procedures. “The Intel committee is part of the process, which has never been done, and the president’s counsel is not allowed to participate in the Intel committee,” Graham said. “It’s still a behind-closed-doors, lack-of-due-process,” he said. “And they’re trying to create something new that I think is just substandard and dangerous to the presidency.”