Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

Graham: Trump Wants Trial Over By SOTU Address

CNN reports: Asked Sunday about Trump’s mood and expectations ahead of arguments that are set to begin Tuesday, Graham, a close ally of the President, said Trump is optimistic the trial will go in his favor. “His mood is to go to the State of the Union with this behind him and talk about what he wants to do for …

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Fox News Host Confronts Graham On Trial Witnesses: You Demanded Them For Bill Clinton, Why Not Now?

Raw Story reports: Fox News host Chris Wallace called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for complaining that the House of Representatives had rushed the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Graham argued that the president’s executive privilege claim would prevent former National Security Adviser John Bolton and others from testifying. “If we call one witness, we’re going to call all the …

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Paul And Graham Trade Insults Over Iran Strike

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after the South Carolina Republican accused him of emboldening Iran, saying Graham “insults the Constitution” and is making a “low, gutter type of response.” Graham told reporters on Wednesday that he thought Paul and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) were “overreacting” by criticizing comments made during a …

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Lindsey Graham’s Challenger Raises $3.5 Million In Q4

The Hill reports: South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison on Monday announced that he raised more than $3.5 million in the last three months as he campaigns to unseat Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Harrison faces a tough challenge against the three-term senator, but the Democrat’s campaign is touting the fourth quarter fundraising as the most any South Carolina Democratic challenger has …

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Graham Gives Pelosi Ultimatum On Impeachment

Fox News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., insists that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not deliver articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate by the end of the week, the Senate should “take matters in our own hands.” What I would do, if she continues to refuse to send the articles as required by the Constitution, I …

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Lindsey Graham To Iran: If You Want More, You’ll Get It

ABC News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tweeted in support of the U.S. airstrike that killed seven in Baghdad on Thursday including Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Officials said Solemani orchestrated several attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the past several months, and approved attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq earlier this week. …

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Lindsey Graham Rages: If Pelosi Doesn’t Send Us The Articles, She Is Committing “Constitutional Extortion”

NBC News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said that House Democrats would be committing “Constitutional extortion” if they did not allow the Senate to promptly act on approved articles of impeachment against President Trump. Following the House votes to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to say when, …

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Lindsey Graham Won’t “Pretend To Be A Fair Juror”

NBC News reports: The Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee said, “I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.” On CBS’s Face the Nation, Graham, who’s grown quite incurious about basic details of recent White House scandals, added, “I don’t need any …

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Graham: I Don’t Need Evidence, I’m Ready To Vote

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doubled down on his push for a speedy Senate impeachment trial, saying he doesn’t need to hear from witnesses before taking a vote on whether to convict or acquit President Trump. “I think what’s best for the country is to get this thing over with,” Graham said in an interview on CBS’s “Face …

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Graham Invites Giuliani To Speak To Senate Panel

Politico reports: In an interview airing on Face the Nation Sunday, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Linsdey Graham said that Rudy Giuliani, who is serving as the president’s personal attorney, could appear before his committee separately from the impending Senate impeachment trial. “Rudy, if you want to come and tell us what you found, I’ll be glad to talk to …

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Graham Vows To Make Impeachment “Die Quickly”

The Hill reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)on Saturday pledged to help impeachment “die quickly” in the Senate as it becomes increasingly likely that the House will vote to impeach President Trump, leading to a Senate trial. “This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make …

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POLL: Lindsey Graham +2 Against Senate Challenger

Here’s some very encouraging news: A Change Research/Post and Courier poll released Friday shows that longtime Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has just a two-point lead on his Democratic challenger. In the left-leaning poll, 47 percent of likely general election voters said that they would vote from Graham, 45 percent said that they would vote for Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison and …

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Lindsey Graham Rages About “FBI Bias” For 40 Minutes

The Week reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) just spent more than 40 minutes tearing into the FBI for its handling of the 2016 investigation into Russian election interference. Graham said FBI agents were “biased” against President Trump and questioned whether the agency had selected its top individuals. Graham did say he respects the FBI as a whole, …

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Graham: Don’t Call Any Trial Witnesses, Just “End This”

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Senate Republicans do not expect to call witnesses President Trump might want to hear from most in an impeachment trial, conceding there are not the votes to summon key figures such as Hunter Biden and the unidentified government whistleblower whose complaint sparked the process. Senate impeachment rules require a majority vote to call witnesses, …

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Lindsey Graham: Adam Schiff Is Damaging The Country

Fox News reports: Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his actions in leading the inquiry into President Trump. “Adam Schiff is doing a lot of damage to the country,” Graham said. “And he needs to stop.” Schiff is …

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Graham Swats Down Demand For Schiff To Testify

Politico reports: On Wednesday, a conservative backbencher in the House issued an explosive request to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham: Subpoena the phone records of House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. On Thursday, Graham had a succinct response: “We’re not going to do that.” President Donald Trump has joined in as well, tweeting on Thursday that he wants to call Schiff, …

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Hillary: It’s Like Lindsey Graham “Had A Brain Snatch”

Politico reports: “Lindsey was good company, he was funny, he was self-deprecating,” the former Secretary of State told Howard Stern on his morning radio show. “He also believed in climate change back in those days,” she continued, taking aim at the Republican for toeing party lines in recent years. “I saw him as somebody who, you know, had been working …

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Graham Is “1000% Confident” Ukraine Didn’t Meddle

Uh oh. We might see a Trump cultist catfight. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday said he is “1,000% confident” that Russia, not Ukraine, meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, breaking from President Donald Trump and others in his party who have pushed the discredited conspiracy theory. “It was the Russians. I’m 1,000% confident that the hack of the …

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White House Had Lindsey Graham Block Resolution On Armenia Genocide To Placate Visiting Turkish President

The Daily Beast reports: Senior White House staff asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to block the resolution that would officially recognize the Armenian genocide passed by the House in October because it was likely to infuriate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Graham confirmed to Axios that after he was asked to block the measure, he said, “Sure.” “The only reason …

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Biden Campaign Blasts Lindsey Graham: He “Forfeited His Conscience” Because He’s Afraid Of Mean Tweets

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign accused Sen. Lindsey Graham of having “forfeited his conscience” for requesting State Department records concerning the former vice president’s efforts to oust a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor in 2016. The broadside against Graham signaled a new phase of the Biden campaign’s counterattack against President Donald Trump — whose attempts to have Biden and his son …

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