Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

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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Lindsey Graham Launches Investigation Into Bidens

The New York Times reports: Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday requesting documents related to former vice president Joe Biden and his communications with Ukrainian officials, a step seen as a GOP effort to counter the House impeachment investigation of President Trump. Graham’s inquiry is focused on any calls …

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Graham: Trump Isn’t Smart Enough For Quid Pro Quo

The Week reports: Well, it wasn’t the most flattering defense. While Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has said it’s actually becoming easier to defend President Trump amid the congressional impeachment inquiry, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had to dig deep to do so on Wednesday. Graham seems fed up with the whole thing, saying on Wednesday that he won’t read any of …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Shrugs Off Confessions Of Quid Pro Quo: It’s All BS, I Won’t Even Read The Transcripts

Axios reports: Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he will not read any of the transcripts released Tuesday by the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry, telling CBS News: ‘”I’ve written the whole process off … I think this is a bunch of B.S.” In a revision to his Oct. 17 testimony, U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon …

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Graham Rages About New Impeachment Procedures

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 …

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Collins Won’t Sponsor Anti-Impeachment Resolution

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Monday that she won’t co-sponsor the Senate’s resolution condemning the House impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. “I have been critical of the House not holding a vote to authorize the inquiry but the House determines its own procedures,” Collins said. The Maine Republican said she hasn’t decided what her …

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Graham: Trump’s Critics Should Be Hailing Him Today

Mediaite reports: Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to reporters this morning on the successful operation that took out Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, commending the Trump administration and the US forces that carried out the raid. “The killing of Baghdadi is a game changer in the war on terror. Doesn’t mean the war is over,” Graham said. “The president’s determination over time has …

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Nine GOP Senators Sit Out Graham’s Inquiry Resolution

Metro News reports: A majority of GOP senators are backing a resolution calling on the House to formalize its impeachment inquiry into Trump. The resolution, introduced Thursday by Lindsey Graham, condemns the current inquiry for what GOP  lawmakers argue is a denial of due process. The resolution details the issues the senators have with the investigation, including Trump’s legal counsel …

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Lindsey Graham Intros Resolution Condemning “Closed” Impeachment Hearings Attended By 42 Republicans

The Associated Press reports: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top ally of President Donald Trump, is introducing a resolution condemning the Democratic-controlled House for pursuing a “closed door, illegitimate impeachment inquiry.” Graham announced the move Thursday and says the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, is a co-sponsor. Graham plans an afternoon news conference. The nonbinding resolution gives Senate Republicans a …

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