Not too long ago someone has this Sen.
The greatest defender would have been classified as a cuckoo.
In the competition for the GOP presidential candidacy in 2016, the two men were bitter rivals. Then, within a few months after Mr. Trump was sworn in as President, Mr. Graham supported a bill designed to prevent the President from dismissing a Special Representative
who had been instructed to investigate whether the Trump campaign had worked with the Russians to steal the elections.
But that was it then. This week, Parliament begins public hearings on impeachment and notes that Mr Graham loudly and publicly questions the legitimacy of the effort. This follows his successful trolling of Speaker
In October, when he asked her to hold an impeachment decision, she insisted that it was unnecessary ̵
On Sunday, Mr. Graham started increasing the stakes. During an interview on Fox News with
The South Carolina Republican glanced at the whistleblower, who launched his impeachment inquiry in a complaint he received between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart on 25 July. Although House Intelligence Chairman
Originally the whistleblower said he now said his testimony was "superfluous and unnecessary".
This has caused Mr. Graham to set a new marker: "I think it's impossible to present this case fairly without us knowing it." Who is the whistleblower and has the opportunity to ask them about possible advice, "he said. "If they do not call the whistleblower in the house, that thing is dead on arrival in the Senate."
Mr. Graham's game is two-fold. On the one hand, he sets out a way in which the Senate could react as soon as Parliament accuses it. When Mr. Graham presented his decision condemning the house, some Republicans feared he would only expose divisions within the party. Instead, Mr. Graham has won 50 co-sponsors and sent a message to the House of Representatives that the Senate can simply vote to reject the lawsuit if it remains a wholly biased indictment.
He also appeals to the American people. Unlike the president, who describes his appointment with the Ukrainian president as "perfect", this impeachment is too unfair for Graham to be taken seriously: if a presidential election is to be overturned, it can not be carried out naked party-political impeachment. He could add that some of the same people who seemed so worried about what Attorney General
could find out when he announced that the Department of Justice is investigating the origins of the FBI anti-espionage investigations in connection with the Trump campaign, and now also opposed a closer look at the whistleblower and the initiation of this impeachment investigation.
This brings us back to a Graham Trump alliance that neither of us could have imagined in 2016. Primary candidates often say things about their rivals, whom they later regret, but the Trump Graham exchanges are characterized by their rancor. Mr. Trump called Mr. Graham a "stiff", an "idiot" and a "light", read the senator's mobile number during a rally, and stated, "He does not seem to be as smart as me."
Mr. Graham gave as good as he could, calling Mr. Trump "the biggest jerk in the world" and a "racist, xenophobic religious fanatic," saying that if the Republicans nominated him, the party would be "moral." "Losing Authority to Rule" Mr. Graham, the American viewer, admitted in a humorous address that he and the president had made a "rocky start", but said that he did not provide the results that Mr. Trump provided. Not last, at the end of the drama, Richter appreciated and called Mr. Trump's conservatism a combination of
and P.T. Barnum.
"The Democrats, like everyone else, drove me to their camp," he said. "After a while, you say enough already, right?"
Meanwhile, the public hearings on impeachment begin on Wednesday. So far, the whistleblower is noticeable by his absence. However, we know that his lawyer tweeted about "#coup has started" in January 2017. There is also a public, but unconfirmed name of an official with alleged ties to
to the former CIA director
to the former national security adviser
and a Ukrainian-American woman who advises the Democratic National Committee and spotted Mr. Trump during the election. These connections seem to be what Mr Graham alluded to when he told Ms. Bartiromo he was "confident" that if the whistleblower's identity is finally revealed, it will be able to trade someone from the "deep state" that Mr. Schiff wants to hide all this so that the American people, while deciding on the impeachment, learns that the whistleblower who has sparked the impeachment fire is connected to the same network of characters who spent more than two Years make the false claim that Donald Trump is a Russian agent?
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