Tag Archives: Lindsey Graham

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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Lindsey Graham: Trump Just Told Me Things I Didn’t Know About Syria So Now I Feel A Lot Better [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said President Donald Trump reassured him about his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and his commitment to defeating Islamic State during a White House meeting on Sunday. “We talked about Syria. He told me some things I didn’t know that made me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in …

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Lindsey Graham To Beg Trump To Reconsider On Syria: If The US Leaves The Kurds “Will Get Slaughtered”

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that withdrawing US troops from Syria could directly result in the deaths of Kurdish people there and that he plans to make a case to President Donald Trump today to reconsider his plans. “There are three things important for this country. Number one, make sure that ISIS never comes back in …

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Graham Wants Senate Hearings On Troop Withdrawals

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is calling for hearings on President Trump’s plans to withdraw troops from Syria and possibly Afghanistan. Graham has been a staunch Trump defender but broke with him over the Syria decision, saying it would spark “chaos” and likening it to former President Obama’s decision to …

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Trump: Why Does Lindsey Graham Want Dead Soldiers?

Lindsey Graham, like many others, has called out Trump’s lie that ISIS has been defeated. Therefore he too must be destroyed. “I give the president all the credit in the world for changing their policies regarding the fight against ISIS, but I will not buy into the narrative that they have been defeated,” Graham said, adding that he had just …

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Graham Rips Trump For “ISIS Defeated” Claim: Pulling Out Of Syria Would Be A “Huge Obama-Like Mistake”

Mediaite reports: Following reports that the president is planning a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria (along with his proclamation on Twitter that ISIS has been defeated in Syria) Graham broke from the White House and bashed the move. “With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there — certainly …

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