Graham Is A No-Show For Press Conference After Being Linked To Ukraine Scandal

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Sen. Lindsey Graham failed to turn up at a scheduled press conference after reports linked him to the Ukraine scandal.

Senator Lindsey Graham skipped out on a planned press conference on Wednesday following reports that tied him to President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal, according to RawStory.

The South Carolina Republican was scheduled for a news conference in the morning, Fox News had reported, but Graham never showed.

His absence followed a Daily Beast report detailing claims by the attorney for Lev Parnas that “President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, provided Graham with a letter lobbying for sanctions on Ukrainian officials.”

Parnas is a former associate of Giuliani who was heavily involved in attempts to oust former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and secure investigations into Trump’s political rivals, namely Joe Biden.

Trump also noted Graham’s absence on Wednesday, RawStory reported, saying during his signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that the senator was likely at his press conference.

“Lindsey Graham!” Trump called out. “Where is Lindsey? He may be having a news conference right now. He said, ‘I’m going over to his news conference!’ I said, ‘I’d rather have you at [your] news conference.'”

But Graham was nowhere to be found, instead sending out an email and tweets decrying the need for new witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial.

“It is my opinion, based on the law and facts, that additional testimony is unnecessary in this case,” Graham’s email stated, adding, “...I am concerned when John Bolton’s credibility is attacked, it makes it more likely some will feel the need to call him as a witness.”

“For the sake of argument, one could assume everything attributable to John Bolton is accurate and still the House case would fall well below the standards to remove a president from office.”

As of noon, Graham had yet to appear before reporters.

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Comments (13)
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Sameasname1
Sameasname1

Graham knows the President is Compromised. This Trial is nothing more than a Partisan cover up by the GOP now known as the Trump party.

Triniman53
Triniman53

Look in the closet. He’s in there

cgf
cgf

For sure he was at the corner bar having his vodka martini. Lol...

MsSherri
MsSherri

@Triniman53 😂😂

Jerseygirl109
Jerseygirl109

Donald Trump was NOT elected, he was installed! The GOP is responsible and is hiding. Why do you think Paul Ryan ran? Comey should come clean and tell us what part and who made him make his notorious revelation in October 2016? Hillary Clinton is our LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT!

Ditch Doctor
Ditch Doctor

That explains why Graham has compromised his own credibility and integrity to be Trump's biggest defender in the Senate. He obviously has skin in the game.

Foundstar
Foundstar

Just...disgusting...

domestic852
domestic852

media hwore, surprised he missed one

SteveatBR549
SteveatBR549

Lindsey Graham is Caspar Milquetoast reincarnated. The term milquetoast came into general usage to mean "weak and ineffectual". When the term is used to describe a person, it typically indicates someone of an unusually meek, bland, soft or submissive nature, who is easily overlooked, written off, and who may also appear overly sensitive, timid, indecisive or cowardly.

STEVE3559
STEVE3559

Paper ballots. No digitized voting.

FRED SMITH
FRED SMITH

THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS WERE A SORRY GROUP OF FOOLS TRYING TO DEFEND A COMPLETE IDIOT . DERSHOWITZ ARGUMENT WAS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. HE NEEDS TO BE PUT OUT TO PASTURE. HIS PILOT LIGHT IS ON LOW
GRAHAM LOOKS LIKE HE HAS BEEN ON A BINGE. HE CAN HARDLY KEEP HIS EYES OPEN.


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