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Graham: Whistleblower Must Testify or No Senate Trial

According to the Washington Examiner:

Lindsey Graham said the Senate would not seriously consider impeachment unless the whistleblower testifies.

Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures that his committee would not even consider the House’s impeachment unless the whistleblower speaks.

“I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid because, without the whistleblower complaint, we wouldn’t be talking about any of this,” Graham said.

The whistleblower was named in a report by RealClearInvestigationsas Eric Ciaramella, a 33-year-old career CIA analyst who worked as Ukraine director on the National Security Council under Obama and briefly as acting senior director for European and Russian affairs under Trump.

The Washington Examiner reported that Ciaramella currently works as a deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia on the National Intelligence Council under the director of national intelligence. It has not been confirmed that Ciaramella is the whistleblower.

Lindsey Graham Says Attacks on Trump are a “Lynching,” Gets Hell for It

Well, you can’t say “lynching” anymore. Especially when it comes to President Trump.

I’ll add it to the list. At this point, given all the words that have been banned, I know about as much French as English.

Lindsey Graham: Plot Underway to Shut Down Probe of Origins of Russia Collusion Charges

The MSM and the Democrats don’t like it when the investigation gets turned on them.

Strangely, both Dems and the dutiful soldiers of the Fourth Estate could care less about whether the Obama administration sought unethically and even illegally to either overturn an election or discredit the incoming president.

So now, efforts by the Trump administration to solicit foreign help in this important probe are a scandal, another example of Trump using foreigners to advance his political goals.

Well, the ones who appear to have tried to illicitly destroy their political opponents may well reside in the Obama administration and the Deep State. And Americans need to know what happened.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Lindsey Graham says an effort is underway to “shut down” Attorney General William Barr’s inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation.

report about President Trump urging the Australian prime minister to help Barr “discredit” special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is just the beginning, the South Carolina Republican said Monday.

“Here’s what bothers me tonight. This New York Times article about Barr talking to Australia is the beginning of an effort to shut down Barr’s investigation to find out how this whole thing started,” Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Republicans have alleged that foreign intelligence agencies, such as those in Western Europe, may have played a role in eavesdropping on or otherwise monitoring Trump campaign associates in 2016.

“Barr should be talking to Australia. He should be talking to Italy. He should be talking to the U.K. to find out if their intelligence services worked with our intelligence services improperly to open up a counterintelligence investigation of Trump’s campaign. If he’s not doing that, he’s not doing his job,” Graham said.

Lindsey Graham Wants to Put Obama Under Oath

This is good news that the Senate is, perhaps, going to be serious about this. There’s a giant can or worms waiting to be opened about how this effort to destroy President Trump began, and what occurred as it progressed. Remember, for example, all the “unmaskings” of people caught up in surveillance?

The scandal of the century is potentially waiting to be uncovered. The press will never do it. The House couldn’t care less. That leaves the Senate.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says he is open to putting Barack Obama under oath as he probes potential White House involvement in opening a investigation into unproven ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Graham says one of the biggest remaining mysteries in the Trump-Russia saga that needs to be unraveled is who told President Obama about the counterintelligence investigation into then-candidate Trump. The South Carolina Republican wants answers from the former president.

As part of his probe, Graham is prepared to call former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to testify.

Graham joined Sean Hannity on Fox News on Wednesday night to say he was determined to get to the bottom of the launching of the Trump-Russia investigation, and that the “bottom line” for him was figuring out what Obama knew, when he knew it, and whom he learned it from.

“I can’t imagine an investigation of the Republican nominee for president — a counterintelligence investigation of his campaign — was not approved at the highest level,” Graham said last night. “I cannot imagine it happening without somebody in the White House knowing about it.”

Graham Rips Hirono During Barr Hearing

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., let annoying Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono know just what he thought of her line of questioning as her time expired during a Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Attorney General Robert Barr.

“You have slandered this man from top to bottom,” Graham told Hirono. “If you want more of this you’re not going to get it. If you want to ask him questions, you can.”

HIrono replied: “You certainly have your opinion and I have mine.”

Hirono had earlier called President Trump a “grifter” and said Barr should resign.

“Mr. Barr, now the American people know that you’re no different than Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once-decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office,” Hirono said. “Being attorney general of the United States is a sacred trust. You have betrayed that trust. America deserves better. You should resign.”

Republicans Finally Ready to Investigate Obama DOJ, FBI

I don’t know what’s with the Senate Republicans. They have the same investigative powers as House Democrats, and they mostly sit on their asses.

But Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, no doubt after a chat or two with President Trump, is going to get the ball rolling. The press, of course, is completely uninterested in whether the Obama administration — as opposed to the Russians — colluded with the Clinton campaign to swing the election.

But Graham seems to care.

According to Politico:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said Monday that he has plans for an aggressive oversight probe and is even hoping to convince the attorney general to appoint a second special counsel. The South Carolina Republican announced Monday he will investigate whether the Justice Department and FBI influenced the 2016 election to stop Trump, arguing it has not been appropriately probed in comparison to the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian officials.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he’s ready to back him up. Graham specifically cited the decisions made to surveil the Trump campaign in 2016 and its handling of the uncorroborated Steele Dossier. “I’m going to get answers to this. If no one else cares, it seems that Republicans do. Because if the shoe were on the other foot, it would be front page news all over the world. The double standard here has been striking and quite frankly disappointing,” Graham said.

Graham’s list of grievances ran long during a 30-minute new conference on Monday morning: He complained about anti-Trump bias in federal law enforcement agencies, lack of media interest in the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the election, why Trump wasn’t informed former campaign aide Carter Page was being watched and what role former FBI Director James Comey played in the saga.

And while Graham said his committee hopes to hear from Comey and other officials about the department’s handling of the election, Graham is hoping Attorney General William Barr chooses “somebody like a Mr. Mueller to look at that.” He said that would take the politics out of the equation, given that the Senate GOP investigation is unlikely to get the same sort of public support that a nonpartisan probe would receive from the public.

The investigation would look into “whether those who believed that the FBI and the Department of Justice were playing politics, that they wanted Clinton to win and Trump to lose, that somebody can satisfy them,” Graham said. “By any reasonable standard, Mr. Mueller thoroughly investigated the Trump campaign. You cannot say that about the other side of the story.” Graham implored Barr to “understand for the country’s sake: Appoint somebody outside the current system to look into these allegations, somebody we all trust and let them do what Mr. Mueller did.”

Lindsey Graham to Take DNA Test to See If He’s More Native American Than Warren

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is a lot of fun. He has a certain joie de vivre, sense of humor, and mischievousness that I enjoy, even if sometimes he’s too moderate for my taste.

Now he’s decided to take a blood test to see if one of his relatives slept with a Native American way back.

“I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.”

I’ll bet we all have some kind of weirdness in our DNA we were never aware of. How could it be that Jews like me, for example, have fair skin when they’re an Asian race? Well, they lived in Europe for centuries, and guess what musta been goin’ on . . . not all of it was kept within The Tribe, apparently.

And how about the other part of Sen. Warren’s ancestry? It’s all white folks. I’m willing to be she has more people in her background who were killing Native Americans or oppressing blacks than she does Native Americans.

What about that part of her heritage? I’ll be she didn’t put “Plantation Owner” on her resume.

Graham says he wants not just the $1 million Warren thinks she was promised from Trump if she took a test – she wasn’t – but a casino too.

Graham Warns that Trump is Serious About Attacking North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham Tuesday warned that President Trump is seriously mulling an attack on North Korea and that he will not allow Kin Jong Un to be able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile.

The Chinese are miscalculating Trump, and so are the North Koreans,” Graham said.

“They’re wrong,” Graham said when told there was “no good military option” with respect to military action against North Korea. “There is a military option to destroy North Korea’s program and North Korea itself. He’s not going to allow, President Trump, the ability of this madman to have a missile hit America. If there’s going to be a war to stop him, it will be over there. If thousands die, they’re going to die over there, they’re not going to die here and he’s told me that to my face.

“And that may be provocative, but not really. When you’re president of the United States, where does your allegiance lie? To the people of the United States. This man, Kim Jong Un, is threatening America with a nuclear tip missile. President Trump doesn’t want a war, the Chinese can stop this, but to China, South Korea, and Japan, Donald Trump is not going to allow this missile.”

Finally we have a president who is serious about ending this threat. War is going to be terrible, though perhaps, hopefully, given our capabilities, not as terrible as everyone thinks. But the bottom line is we cannot allow Kim Jong Un to presdent an existential treat to the United States.

Graham’s comments on North Korea pick up at about the 5:00 mark.

Graham: Mueller Has Concluded There is No Obstruction of Justice Case

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., no fan of President Trump, says special counsel Robert Mueller must have concluded there is no obstruction of justice case against Trump, because if he thought there was, he wouldn’t let his “star witness” James Comey testify before Congress. I don’t know if this is correct, but I do know that… Continue Reading