Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham Advises Junior To “Plead The Fifth”

The Washington Post reports: The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee encouraged Donald Trump Jr. to invoke his right against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee if he complies with the panel’s subpoena for a second closed-door interview. “You just show up and plead the Fifth and it’s over with,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) …

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Graham Invites Mueller To Testify About Call With Barr

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham invited special counsel Robert Mueller to “provide testimony” to the panel if Mueller wanted to discuss any discrepancies with Attorney General William Barr’s responses to questions from lawmakers this week about a phone call between the two men. “Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding …

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Lindsey Graham: “Trump Is A Fucking Idiot” [VIDEO]

In his opening remarks at the Senate hearing for Attorney General Bill Barr, Lindsey Graham predictably launched into right wing talking points, reciting a 2016 text message from now-former FBI agent Peter Strzok.  “Trump is a fucking idiot,” Graham read to a live national audience. Then he apologized to any children that might be watching. Graham went on to rant …

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Lindsey Graham: I Don’t Care If Trump Told McGahn To Fire Mueller Because McGahn Didn’t Follow Through

CBS News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he doesn’t care if President Trump told former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. “I don’t care what they talked about. He didn’t do anything. The point is the president did not impede Mueller from doing his investigation,” …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham In 1998: Failure To Comply With Congressional Subpoenas Is An Impeachable Offense

Newsweek reports: Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump’s, once said that a president’s refusal to comply with congressional oversight was an impeachable offense. In a video unearthed from December 1998 circulating on Twitter on Friday, the South Carolina legislator passionately states that Richard Nixon could have been impeached for failing to comply with subpoenas from Congress. …

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Lindsey Graham: If I Told Trump That Mueller Thinks Climate Change Is A Hoax, Trump Would Say It’s Real

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told those gathered at a Dallas-based sustainability conference that President Trump has a long way to go in acknowledging the science behind climate change. “Climate change is real, the science is sound and the solutions are available,” Graham said, adding jokingly, “If I told Trump that [special counsel Robert] Mueller thinks climate change …

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Graham Demands Special Counsel To Investigate How The FBI And DOJ Conspired Against Trump In 2016

Politico reports: Lindsey Graham is ready to go on offense. Now that President Donald Trump’s “no collusion” claims have seemingly been vindicated by special counsel Robert Mueller, the Senate Judiciary chairman has plans for an aggressive oversight probe of his own. He’s even hoping to convince the attorney general to appoint a second special counsel. The South Carolina Republican announced …

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Graham: I Told McCain To Give Dossier To The FBI

CNN reports: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump’s assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation. Graham told CNN after a news conference that he told Trump in Florida this …

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Trump Watches Mar-A-Lago Crowd Chant “Lock Her Up” After Graham Again Calls For Investigating Hillary

Raw Story reports: Speaking at dinner at President Donald Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago resort on Friday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once again called for an investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the delight of the Trump supporters attending a fundraiser. Before a crowd that was celebrating the news that there would be no additional indictments — for …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Pardoning Paul Manafort Would Be Seen As A “Political Disaster For The President”

ABC News reports: Shortly after Paul Manafort was sentenced to another 43 months behind bars on conspiracy charges by a federal judge in Washington, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that any presidential pardon “would be an obstruction of justice.” “Pardoning Paul Manafort would in effect send a message that you can break the law, defy the justice …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham On Hush Money Payments: People Don’t Write Checks If They Think It’s A Crime [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports:  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of President Donald Trump’s most stalwart allies, creatively dismissed Michael Cohen’s evidence that Trump signed reimbursement checks for Stormy Daniels’ hush money payments from his personal account, saying that “people don’t write checks if they think they’re involved in a crime.” Sen. Lindsey Graham on copy of Trump check and Stormy …

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Graham: Trump “Inclined” To Declare Wall Emergency

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Trump is “very inclined” to declare a national emergency to obtain the necessary funds to build a border wall. “It’s definitely on the table, I’ll let him tell you whether or not he’s going to do it, but he’s very inclined to go that route,” Graham, a staunch ally …

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SC Dem Leader To Challenge Lindsey Graham In 2020

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Jaime Harrison filed federal paperwork Thursday to form an exploratory committee for a campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, who is now an associate chairman and counselor at the Democratic National Committee, has stoked speculation for months that he would run against Graham, who is …

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Graham Demands FBI Briefing On Roger Stone’s Arrest: Why So Many Agents And Who Leaked Raid To CNN?

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has requested that the FBI give a briefing to the panel about last week’s arrest of longtime GOP operative and former informal Trump adviser Roger Stone. Graham sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday expressing concerns about the “manner” in which Stone was …

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Graham: Trump Recently Mulled Invading Venezuela

Axios reports: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told me that as recently as a couple of weeks ago Trump mused to him about the possibility of using military force in Venezuela, where the U.S. government is currently pushing for regime change using diplomatic and economic pressures. Graham, recalling his conversation with Trump, said: “He [Trump] said, ‘What do you think about …

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Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump’s Cancellation Of Pelosi’s Trip: One Sophomoric Action Doesn’t Deserve Another

The BBC reports: Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip emerged barely half an hour before the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon. A White House official told US media the president was able to halt the foreign trip by Mrs Pelosi and a congressional delegation because they were set to use military …

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Graham: Trump’s “Not Going To Give In” On The Wall

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he’s urged President Trump to open up the government for a short period of time so lawmakers can attempt to broker an end to the ongoing government shutdown, but was adamant that the president is “not going to give in” on his demands to fund a border wall. Graham said …

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Graham Calls For Trump To Declare Wall “Emergency”

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said President Trump should declare a national emergency so he could build the U.S.-Mexico border wall after last-ditch negotiations in the Senate fell apart. “It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier. I hope it works,” Graham said in a statement. …

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Graham: Trump’s AG Nominee Will Let Mueller Finish

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, has said he will allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday. Graham told reporters Barr assured him the investigation would continue. “I can assure you he has a very high opinion of Mr. …

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Lindsey Graham: There Will Be No Progress On Opening Government “As Long As The Radical Left Is In Charge”

CBS News reports: Sen. Lindsey Grahm on Sunday said there will not be progress on negotiations to end the partial government shutdown “as long as the radical left is in charge.” “ICE is not the problem, it’s the solution,” Graham, a top ally of President Trump, said on Face the Nation. “The goal is to repair a damaged, broken immigration …

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