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South Carolina sen. Lindsey Graham on the charge probe and the lack of due process on ‘Hannity.’
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., took aim on the latest impeachment investigation developments on Tuesday, and called the process a “bunch of B. S.”
He wrote “that the whole process from,” Graham told reporters when asked if he would read newly published transcripts of witness statements by former U.S. envoy to Ukraine: Kurt Volker and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Democrats released hundreds of pages of testimony on Tuesday that a mixed picture as to whether or not President Trump presented a “quid pro quo” of a type, either the release of US military aid, or a meeting in the White house.
The transcripts also showed that Sondland revised to reflect his prior statement, he said a top Ukrainian official US aid probably would not continue unless the country published the corruption statement. Many Democrats interpreted this as evidence for a quid pro quo.
The Sondland revised testimony, Graham said on Tuesday: “That’s his opinion.”
“This, to me, more is a manufactured issue by the unknown whistleblower, who must be known, and the phone call is the basis for the prosecution’s allegation,” the South Carolina senator. “I do not believe that the President did not do anything wrong.”
The house of representatives on Thursday voted largely along party to approve the limits, a resolution that established “rules of the game” for the prosecution’s request in the President Trump, by closing the framework for a public inquiry following the weeks-to-door deposits that drew scrutiny from Republicans called for more transparency and fairness in the process.
Democrats started the request for an intelligence community whistleblower complaint via a phone call the President had with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, in the course of the summer. The complaint accused the President of obtaining a quid pro quo, allegedly, the attitude of the US military aid is set to return, unless of Ukraine investigated, former Vice-President Joe Biden, whose son Hunter and their shops in the County.
The White house later released a memorandum from the 25. July Trump-Zelensky call, and it showed that while Trump is a study of the Biden investigated for corruption, he did not examine explicitly the benefit of military aid to the Ukraine.
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Fox News Graham asked on Tuesday, he would still say that the whistleblower has no credibility, for which the senator replied: “I don’t know if you have… credibility, or not. I don’t know who you are.”
“You should not be an indictment request, which was started by an anonymous accusation on,” Graham. “Whistleblower statutes designed to protect people fired, the report of misconduct or corruption. They are not designed to shield the person challenged, in the sense of the indictment. So the whistleblower Statute, [are] used to wrong.”
He added: “your affections be known, if you have any.”
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White House Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement on Tuesday that the newly released transcripts showed less evidence for the “illegitimate dismissal slip than previously assumed.”
While Sondland “suspected”, there is a link to the military aid was withheld, he “can’t identify, which added not a solid source for this assumption,” she said.
Fox News’ Jason Thunder, Brooke Singman, Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.