Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses: Trump, Declassification, Barr and Possible Senate Hearings…

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham appears on Fox News to discuss his relationship with President Trump; the upcoming declassification of documents; and the possibility of Senate committee hearings to follow the IG report on FISA abuse.

Graham gives an explanation for his change in disposition. However, his decision not to call Robert Mueller to task highlights he’s still paddling in the shallow water of the deep state…

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164 Responses to Senator Lindsey Graham Discusses: Trump, Declassification, Barr and Possible Senate Hearings…

  1. Perot Conservative says:

    Forget the Senate. A grand jury!

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Message to Pelosi: Lindsey Graham found out that when you shine Trump’s shoes, you become very popular. Maybe you could try the same approach but do not expect a tip.

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    • Exactly! The Senate is a toothless lion. Good for televised show-hearings with little effect. This can only end in tribunals and long sentences for the guilty. Right now, the swamp thinks it is immune from punishment, mostly as a result of impotent congressional hearings and a feckless DOJ.

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      • dd_sc says:

        The Senate isn’t toothless. Purposeful firewall protecting the Uniparty agenda. McConnell and his cohorts will throw enough red meat to the conservative-libertarian base of the Republican party to keep them engaged, but the main goals align with their Wall Street paymasters.

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      • Issy says:

        Great description, ” impotent congressional hearings and a feckless DOJ.”

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    • lela says:

      He’s only doing this for his re-election, period.

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      • AliciaC says:

        Exactly, All talk and no action. All one needs to do is look at his early comments after Trump got elected. It is essential that Graham get a strong primary challenge. Six more years of him in the Senate would be a disaster for America

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      • cali says:

        @lela: I think Lindsey Graham realized that investigating the predicate of the Russian collusion is above his paygrade ergo cancelling his own hearings!

        I would recommend reading UndercoverHuber – @JohnWHuber’s – threat that sheds lights where it belongs:

        None other than McCabe began investigating ‘Obstruction of Justice’ the following day after his friend James Comey was fired and BEFORE the appointment of Mueller and his gang.
        Comey and his many ‘memos’ classified filed with the court were nothing more than getting the ball rolling. It morphed into “Russian Collusion” from there. The mandate of Mueller to investigate this collusion was a head fake to legitimize Mueller’s appointment of SC while hiding the actual intent namely that president Trump was the only target always and in their eyes guilty of obstruction of justice.

        This is not over by a long shot because it spread beyond Mueller’s mandate helped along by Rod Rosenstein. In the end Rosenstein lost control of this whole shebang.

        Declassifying is the best disinfectant and all participants here and abroad must be exposed as justice and accounting for their treasonous activities must be applied. Otherwise this will happen again.

        On a side note: The spying in 2012 involved Romney who lost the rigged election. Hussein would not have won re-election based on available data. Even then Stefan Halper was also involved then and collected nearly 400k for his treasonous activities. Thinking about it Stefan Halper and his involvement go back to the Nixon administration. Why do I belief that Halper assisted the plotters against Nixon as well causing him to resign?
        Always remember the usual suspects are nowhere to be found when it involved democratic candidates sabotaging them.

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Mifsud sticking it to Nixon is a bridge too far for me, but I totally agree with you that Obama used the intelligence agencies to get something on Romney and used it to win in 2012. Remember how Romney vanished from the public spotlight in the last 2 months of the election? Even President Trump talked about it when he was still a candidate. Obama still owns Romney.

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      • Issy says:

        I think the imminent senate reelection for lindsey might have something to do with his changed attitude toward Trump also. I don’t trust him at all.

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    • Dee says:

      Military tribunals. The only way treason will be dealt with.

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  2. Bigbadmike says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Voight about President Trump being the Greatest President since Abraham Lincoln. It’s easy to understand since they are the only Civil War President’s. And President Trump has found his Grant with General Barr. Time to make the Liberals Howl!

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    • The Boss says:

      Make the leftists pay the Barr tab in full.
      That will handle our reparations claims.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Jesse T Mims says:

      @ Bigbadmike… Re “I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Voight about President Trump being the Greatest President since Abraham Lincoln.”

      Lincoln was hardly a great president… He did more actual damage to the Constitution AND the nation than did all previous presidents combined.

      Trump is the GREATEST president, bar none; if for no other reason, simply because he has accomplished so much more in a shorter time than any other president while several government agencies, both major political parties, and the media were working 24/7/365 to destroy him, along with at least three foreign governments who were aiding and abetting the DOMESTIC enemies of We The People!

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      • Vince says:

        And he hasn’t done any damage to the constitution doing it either, despite what democrats would claim.

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      • burginthorn says:

        President Trump is not a politician. Coincidence? I think not. The Greatest President America has ever had, I agree 100%. Need the House and the Senate and then we’ll see how great he truly is.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        I predicted well before he was elected that he would be the greatest world leader the world has ever known. This is because of the negotiating and people skills that he has honed over the years. In this area he is second to none.

        Politically he is already a legend twice over, not that all politicians will admit to it. I still get funny looks when I say this but am 100% confident this will prove out over time.

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        • Mad Mike says:

          Right on bert…I knew voting for him was the right thing to do but I had no idea he would do what he’s done, especially considering all the machinations we weren’t aware of when he was running.

          I liked Perot in the 90’s because I thought we needed a business man in office instead of a politician. That didn’t work out so much but VSGPDJT is that business man and so much more. He’s confident, energetic, and man, does he have a presence. He is a leader and it shows.

          I do believe that when it’s all said and done, we’ll want to add another face to Mount Rushmore.

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      • Brian says:

        Your lack of understanding of Lincoln is deep

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    • Let’s face it, folks. Democrats in the House and Senate, and their party’s leadership, have completely lost their Americanism. They are totally devoid of attachment or allegiance to the traditions, institutions, and ideals of the United States. They mock and ridicule our traditions and ideals. They have politicized (to Leftism) & weaponized our government’s powers and authority to abuse, suppress and repress traditional, patriotic Americans.

      So we are in a (so far) non-shooting civil war. President Obama’s Cabinet and Administration officials are now CAUGHT. They abused their powerful positions in an attempt to elect Hillary and when they failed, they implemented an attempted to bring down We The People’s duly elected President Donald J. Trump. They picked the wrong man to try this against.

      “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – The Art of War, Sun Tzu

      They picked the wrong man to try this against.

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  3. Streak 264 says:

    I really do think Graham is on the right side now,but, i am very curious to what he knew and when he knew. There is no way he didn’t know what McStain was up to. No way McStain didn’t tell Graham what was at play with the dossier.

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  4. evergreen says:

    Graham…hmmm. Scored for our team, 12. Owns goals against our team, 18. Think I want to go to the big game with this guy in my defensive crew? Pass.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It’s more complicated than simple score-keeping. The Kavanaugh debacle and the Mueller results have had a big impact on Graham. Graham knows that Trump has been the target of multiple intense investigations and has come out of it all unscathed. Graham had considered the possibility that Trump had engaged in wrongdoing but doesn’t need to worry about it any more.

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      • evergreen says:

        Understood. However, “conversion” this late in the game is indication of either dark motives or incompetence (as it pertains to understanding the dynamics). Will take anything he has to give, but won’t allow him into any position in which he can do damage.

        Besides, he’s such a patsy that if the press howled ferociously enough and whipped up an impeachment frenzy predicated on “retaliation”, he’s the kind of guy who would split the difference when you need him to stand fast. He’s like Grassley. Heck, he’s a senator; that’s what they do.

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  5. Sentient says:

    I can’t see Graham ever voting to remove President Trump. Hope I’m right.

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  6. Hmmm... says:

    Lindsey hasn’t fully grasped that it has to all come out. Once the ball starts rolling it cannot be stopped. You can’t be semi-transparent while resting your moral authority on transparency. The Dems are actually right about that. You can’t pick and choose what to expose. He is pretty heavily lobbying for some firewalls to be set up and accountability to be limited to the few “not by the book” actions but I hope he is over ruled on that.

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    • Uncle Al says:

      Yes. It’s time for “all in”. Graham seems more “seriously annoyed” than outraged. He needs to be seriously outraged.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Lindsay sounds too much like a “lessons learned” wonk… They are everywhere in the business world… Let’s do a “deep dive”, find root cause, learn our lessons, take corrective action, and move on… No point in holding anybody accountable… As long as we put in more controls so it never happens again, we’re good! Nope, not this time…. We need transparency… and equal justice.

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      • Hmmm... says:

        That’s exactly how I interpret this interview. The Wray solution of seminars and policy changes. I guess this pitch is really aimed at Barr. Hopefully he isn’t swayed.

        I don’t think he will be though. From Barr’s position it seems like it would be more difficult to try to engineer selective accountability than to just expose the truth. No one in a high level position is going to lay down and fall on the sword. Their last leverage is taking down Obama/Hillary with them and they will have no choice but to play that card. The level of accountability demanded by our side would be very difficult to achieve while limiting the effect on Obama and/or Hillary in my opinion. Thus it seems likely to me that it will be easier to just expose all of it and let the chips fall where they may.

        I think the Democrat’s preemptive argument that Barr will selectively expose things will end up biting them very badly. They just made his job a lot easier. Ironically it will likely be the Republican Senators like Lindsey who will push for the selective exposure path. Actually that is exactly what he appears to be doing in this interview.

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        • livefreeordieguy says:

          Excellent analysis, Hmmm… I was skeptical, given his associations and history, that AG Barr would be merely a higher swamp life form… So far, he has proven me wrong and seems to be a matter-of-fact, beyond-reproach, law-and-order guy who loves the DoJ and FBI… He seems unfazed by by the pressure, attacks and rhetoric… I like our chances for your full exposure, “let the chips fall where they may” scenario…

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        • GB Bari says:

          Barr will expose and prosecute those who he believes can be sacrificed without causing fatal damage to the institution. I don’t believe a man at his age and with his depth of experience within the establishment will want to burn the institution to the ground.

          I predict Barr will disappoint those among us who’ve called for total dissolution of the FBI and everyone in the DOJ who may have been aware of this coup. IMO Barr will prosecute where evidence is solid enough to hold up in court. Not being a lawyer much less a trial lawyer, I cannot predict exactly how many of the conspirators he will take out.

          That said, Hillary and the FISA abusers among Ozero and his cabinet and staff should be an easy choice to take down, legally, because they don’t represent any existing institution, merely being former office holders within the executive branch. But the political repercussions will be significant ONLY because the media will dishonestly amplify their “revenge” narrative behind Barr’s action.

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      • BitterC says:

        I disagree. As Lindsey said, we have Barr looking at the criminality. The Senate can’t prosecute anyone.

        This whole mess has shown that the FISA process is not protecting Americans’ privacy and THAT is the job of the Senate to make sure the laws around FISA and counterintel and surveillance provide for strong punishment when this happens.

        We sit here wondering what consequences anyone will face precisely because a lot of what was done to Pres Trump was not criminal.

        Given the trust we place in the IC community not to abuse the surveillance state they have built, there should be a severe penalty when they do

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        • livefreeordieguy says:

          You seem to have a great deal of faith in Senator Graham… I want to, but I am not convinced… You say there should be a ‘severe penalty’ when the IC community abuses their power… I agree… But regardless of what powers the Senate has or has not, Lindsay talked like a process wonk who won’t push for ‘severe penalties’… only bureaucratic belts and suspenders… Let’s move on.

          Just my opinion… He is not a ‘swamp drainer’… And if the swamp isn’t drained, we are screwed… I hope you are right and I am wrong, BitterC… I swear I do.

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        • William H Gilkerson says:

          The way I see it Graham is a follower, he see’s a strong AG and he knows the intel. He’s getting on the right side. I wouldn’t put him in charge of a brigade but let’s acknowledge progress. Once the filthy swamp is laid bare others my find thier gonads as well. Seems to be the way it works in history, in movements, and in life in general.

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      • GenEarly says:

        Equal Justice or Tyranny. Live Free or Die guided our Revolutionary War Patriots, most would consider it extremest today., but that mindset is what ensures Liberty.

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      • Issy says:

        You got it. That’s the Deep State Uniparty solution.

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  7. Brant says:

    Maybe Graham has been told he was spied on too. He’s been long in the swamp. Maybe he has to slowly sneak out.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Graham already knows he’s been spied on… amongst other Congresspersons…

      https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/03/12/lindsey-graham-declares-hypocritical-war-cia/
      (2014)
      “U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – one of the leading defenders of the federal government’s domestic spy apparatus – went into full freakout mode this week upon discovering that he, too, was being spied on.

      In response to reports that U.S. President Barack Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacked into a computer network used by lawmakers to probe the agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques, Graham blew a gasket.”

      https://www.insidesources.com/senators-demand-to-know-if-nsa-is-spying-on-their-communications-with-foreign-leaders/
      (2017)
      “During a hearing on the renewal of an expiring law that lets NSA intercept the communications of foreigners and their exchanges with Americans, senators pressed attorneys and leaders from the intelligence community to answer whether their conversations with foreign governments are surveilled and if so, whether lawmakers have a legal right to know.”

      The IC wouldn’t answer the question. Translation: yes, we listen, and no we won’t admit it.

      Ironic quote of the testimony: “I don’t really mind if you’re listening,” Graham said. “I do mind if somebody can take that conversation and use it against me politically. Is that possible under the current system?”

      You betcha, Lindsey.

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      • Mad Mike says:

        I’m hoping that this motivates him to do the right thing and not push for a cover-up to “protect the institution.”

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  8. Boboleary says:

    The question is would you charge a hill with Lindsey Graham and the answer is a clear no.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Not for me. I like Graham.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Exactly, BobO… I know a ‘Foxhole Friend’ type person when I see one… Lindsay Graham is NOT a Foxhole Friend (NB, President Trump… though I’m quite sure he knows)….

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Nobody is asking you to like Graham. DId you watch the interview? Graham is in a very important position right now, he can assist with the effort to bring the traitors to justice. Why not just appreciate the fact that he wants to take action? All of this negative crap about Graham and Gowdy and others is just so tiresome and unproductive. Nobody cares if you dislike him. But maybe people will care if you have a comment to make about what he’s doing or what he said during the interview.

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        • Barnestormer says:

          covfefe999, I didn’t hear LG discuss anything specifically about the NSA database abuse, which may be exposed as the largest source of illicitly obtained oppo information. I understand that ADM Rogers shut the contractor queries down, but I’d like to hear more about a legislative, as opposed to an administrative, fix to the massive unmasking potential in that system.

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          • GB Bari says:

            When it becomes obvious that he cannot avoid the subject of illegal queries by unauthorized contractors along with FISA abuse and illegal surveillance, THEN we will see what Lindsay Graham is made of. At this point, I’m inclined to believe he will expose the criminals as long as he doesn’t think he endangers the surveillance tools. Not a great position from a purely Libertarian perspective but potentially far better than snakes like Burr and the DemocRATs.

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          • NC Patriot says:

            Remember, Admiral Rodgers disabled the “about” queries —–and POTUS moved NSA into the DOD to get it out of politics.

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        • dreamguardian007 says:

          “Graham is in a very important position right now, he can assist with the effort to bring the traitors to justice. Why not just appreciate the fact that he wants to take action?”

          Well said, Covfefe. Getting things done in government is necessarily about building coalitions. There will never be 100% agreement on every issue in any sized group of thinking individuals. He’s on board now, at least in some capacity, and it doesn’t matter whether he’s driven by the political winds leading to 2020 or being “truly MAGA” (it’s both at least to some degree imo). Besides, do any of the naysayers really believe the VSGPOTUS is so naïve or incompetent that he’s not prepared to deal with Mr. Graham?

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        • livefreeordieguy says:

          Ironically, you’re the only one bringing up ‘liking or disliking’ the Senator, covfefe (“Not for me. I like Graham”)… I could say ‘nobody cares if you like him’, but I won’t. And yes, I watched the interview. My comments in this thread are about what he said and what he’s doing. I said that IN the interview Graham is acting like a policy wonk who wants ‘lessons learned’ and policy changes — not “bringing traitors to justice”. You evidently think he’ll help do the latter. I have doubts that he will. I guess my voicing those doubts are a problem for you. The term ‘Foxhole Friend’ is not about liking. It means someone who will stand by you and fight alongside you, come what may, until the bitter end. In politics it would be standing on principle. I don’t trust that Senator Graham will do his part to stand up for true ‘equal justice’ for the ‘traitors’ as you call them. That’s all. Just an opinion.

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    • NOT ONLY would I NOT EVEN follow Graham TOO THE HILL, I wouldn’t even have him lead the charge!!!

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  9. jay says:

    Snake snake snake

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  10. TreeClimber says:

    Lindsey Graham wants to be on the winning side, simple as that, and he’s savvy enough to know a winner when he sees one. But he’s still hedging his bets, just in case.

    Also, if I found/made an updated picture of Pelosi holding that sign in front of the capital, could we use that instead? I’m vaguely insulted on behalf of our beautiful marshes. 😛

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    • covfefe999 says:

      He was hedging earlier. He wasn’t convinced that Trump was innocent of all of the claims against him. Now that Mueller has finished the witch hunt, Graham knows Trump is clean.

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      • no-nonsense-nancy says:

        Why didn’t he fully believe in the president from the beginning? Just wondering.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        I’ve met the man personally, he’s my Senator, I’ve been keeping an eye on him awhile – my family was political allies with a lady who was trying desperately to convince someone to primary him for years – he’s an opportunist, straight up. Can sell snake oil to anyone, but trust him? Not I, not yet. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, certainly – he’s doing a better job than most – but trust, nope. Not yet.

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        • Rockindubya says:

          Our President can’t do this alone. If I read Graham correctly, he has had an epiphany. He even said as much. Jim Jordan’s, Mark Meadows, and Louie Gohmert’s are few and far between. If a few of the swamp-dwellers, the go-along to get-along types, start drifting over to our side, I welcome them. I’m not ready to give a General’s commission in this war to them, but I welcome them. Third-stringers occasionally make varsity.

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  11. Chewbarkah says:

    Let Grahame think he is going to limit the damage; while thus deluded he can help open the gates. When the evidence breaks through the dam for all to see, politicians will find that they have no power to control the flood. Get on with it.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      What are you talking about, limiting the damage?

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      • Chewbarkah says:

        In the video, Grahame frames the matter around malfeasance regarding the 2016 election. I don’t fault him for that, because pushing too far ahead of the popular understanding is poor strategy. Based on many things he has said and done over the years, I believe that Grahame currently believes it possible to reform the structures that enable the Deep State (“limiting the damage”), without destroying them. My view is that reform will last a while, then a new group of partisan crooks will find a way to cheat, if any possibility remains.

        There are legitimate arguments for counterintelligence; how to structure it to function without allowing abuse is a tall order. I want a full reckoning going back to the origins of FISA, not just 2016 or even 2012, and comprehensive structural changes. So I am thrilled for Grahame to pursue an “expose and reform” agenda. It is essential for ugly truths to come out, preparing the path for the next wave and the next, until the snowball builds into an irresistible force. Note that I am not now, nor have never I ever been, interested in cheap shots against Grahame or Gowdy, and lament the ubiquity thereof. Like the rest of us, Grahame and Gowdy have to work within the limits of possibility, their political viability, their own experiences, and how that influences their perceptions and loyalties. Both have had moments of greatness, and have done a heck of a lot more good than the majority of their colleagues. The “bashers” think they have a right to expect greatness all the time. Good luck with that.

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  12. covfefe999 says:

    Hey commenters, can you think of anything more interesting to write than your negative opinions of Graham? Did you watch the interview? Do you have any opinions about the things that he said? About possible future actions on Graham’s part? I get really weary of the endless rattlings about Gowdy and McConnell and others who have actually done some good. Nobody is asking you to pledge your lifelong support for these people, why not just take what good you can get from them? Graham is in a very high position now and can assist with the other efforts to bring the traitors to justice.

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    • evergreen says:

      Will take whatever good he may actually deliver. He could swear complete allegiance to Trump, and I wouldn’t depend on him one iota.

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    • Maquis says:

      Like, he’s a tool, but he’s our tool? 😁
      Ducking and running now!

      I do hope he paddles out of the shallows and defends not the institutions but the Constitution and our President, who, incidentally, we recognized to be innocent without needing Mewler’s say so.

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    • EE says:

      covfefe999

      Politics preys on people’s naivety such as yours.

      South Carolina resident here.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Of course you missed my point. In thread after thread involving Graham, Gowdy, or any of the other Republicans who are commonly disliked, half of the comments are nothing more than personal whines, “you can’t trust him”, “he’s a snake”, with absolutely nothing of value in the comment. I wrote above to someone else, nobody cares if you dislike Graham. What’s the point of posting something like that? I think most of the people who do that didn’t even bother to watch the video. How about discuss the actual topic? Discuss the interview? Watch the interview before posting?

        Graham didn’t need to blast the Dems at the Kavanaugh hearing. Graham doesn’t need to do any Senate investigation of the traitors. But that’s what he’s doing.

        Now if you think Graham is a snake, what are you doing to ensure that someone better wins in 2020? He’s up for re-election then, you know.

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        • GB Bari says:

          With you 100%, covfefe. While we all know his history of not being a Trump supporter, even being a detractor, his post-McStain “conversion” seems to be mostly genuine, apparently sparked by the attempted character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh, someone Lindsay personally knows.

          I think it IS possible that he reached the limit of his tolerance of the NeverTrump brigade because their words and actions were/are in glaring conflict with the President’s great achievements for our country.

          IMHO Graham is no intellectual tower of wisdom and political strategy. He was unwittingly fooled by and used by McCain, believing in McCains supposed patriotism and heroism.
          But Graham is now older, hopefully wiser, and maybe learning to associate his voters choices with PDJT’s successes. Time will tell. In the meantime, I’ll take any support for the President that we can get.

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          • Rockindubya says:

            Two salient points in your last paragraph:
            Many Americans, at some point in McCain’s interminable political career, were fooled by him.
            Our VSG can use any and all support, regardless of the source.

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    • albertus magnus says:

      Covefefe999, you are fighting with the troll brigade. Rest yourself.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Covfefe, I agree and I will always treasure the moment Graham called out his fellow senators for their despicable behavior during the Kavanaugh hearings. Certainly, there have been times I was disappointed Graham didn’t take a harder line towards Pres Trump’s and our enemies. But I am grateful for his shining moments. Too many of these politicians seem to be without ANY redeeming value.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Dang, he’s awfully likeable here – and funny. But he’s a politician extraordinaire. Am liking the direction he’s going, but he’s waffled too much.

      BTW, I’d forgotten about The Donald giving out Lindsay’s cell ph#. LOL, those were fun times!

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I didn’t know he put that out. Haha. You’re right, those were fun times, the pre-election Trump events. I think we’re almost back to fun again.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          I certainly hope so. Graham clearly “gets” Trump now. I’m not willing to give him as much leash as you, but will monitor the training exercises and provide rewards as earned. 😉 A lot depends on the breed.

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      • Issy says:

        One of the funniest moments of the campaign. It’s what I love most about Trump. He does what many would like to do, but don’t have the guts.

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  13. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Like so many I can’t fully trust him. I trust PDT, Bill Barr and few others. But not many.

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  14. montanamel says:

    WOW….
    PDJT/POtUS leaves town and the dem’s head for the nearest bar to drown their mis-taken deeds with brain pickling concoctions… The MSM/NEWS types must be with them….nary a peep, all day. Heck, i even managed to cop a short nap – due to the quiet on the airways….

    What a great time to have a “remote dump” of documents…. Or, perhaps, some perp walks?
    Film at 11 … Check-6

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    At this point Lindsey is irrelevant as it all comes down to will Barr deliver justice and expose everything or allow way to much to remain redacted for “national security” reasons.

    A gray hat won’t cut it at this point.

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  16. wondering999 says:

    Interesting interview. Watters notes that Graham’s poll numbers are up 25% in South Carolina. Lindsey Graham is delivering more what his constituents want.

    But in addition to that, Graham notes that he knows Brett Kavanaugh and what went on was insane and beyond the pale. Also, when asked about Lindh, Graham notes that you can’t fight a war using criminal law; fighting a war requires a different set of rules. You treat prisoners humanely, but don’t release them until they are no longer a threat. Under criminal law, Lindh was released because his time was up, but he (and others) are probably still a threat.

    Graham made sense to me here. AND he notes that he’s having fun in the Trump Presidency and it’s a good time to be alive. If he understands THAT then I understand him because that’s how I feel. The difference Trump has made for my sense of life and the world is yuge. I’m excited about life again. Didn’t feel that way before, always a sense of looming disaster from the incompetent unqualified corrupt rulership

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  17. Sandra-VA says:

    This was a great interview! It is so good to hear how much fun he has with the President… He clearly enjoys his time with him. Graham also reached breaking point with the character assassination of Kavanaugh by the Dems.

    I think Senator Graham is a good guy and a huge help to President Trump in navigatig the swamp.

    It is good to see this positive change and I look forward to saying he is my Senator … If hubby and I get the house we just put in an offer for (wish me luck!!!!!! I am very excited….😁 ).

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    • Mad Mike says:

      Hope it works out Sandra! We need all the Patriots we can get in SC… as do all states, but VA’s loss can be our gain!

      Funny… ten years ago, my wife and I thought we’d like to retire in Virginia. Not so much anymore. It’s a beautiful state but I don’t like its current political trajectory.

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  18. GH15 says:

    Did anyone notice the conversation at the end of the interview about American Taliban John Walker Lindh? Graham talks about the importance of using military tribunals rather than the criminal court system to convict “enemy combatants” so they cannot be released while they are still a threat to national security. He says these people are guilty of war crimes and belong in Gitmo. Remember when he asked about military tribunals for American citizens at the Kavanaugh hearings?

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    • Carson Napier says:

      Lindsey Graham needs to read the 9 to 0 Supreme Court decision in Ex parte Milligan (1866). And read it for understanding. Or at least brush up on Common Law, post Dark Ages.

      A Military Tribunal of an America Citizens would be much like Herr Gestapo Bob Mueller’s “Special Council” – no presumption of innocence, secret evidence, and a political weapon. The nine Supreme Court Justices of 1866 were enlightened men of Western Civilization and Lindsey Graham is quite simply a throwback.

      Even Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, didn’t approve of the results of Military Tribunals as he pardoned 265 out of 303 of those condemned by one of them. Clearly, he considered it to be at least largely an abomination. Very possibly he would have pardoned all, but it would have been political suicide.

      In 1862, the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota resulted in the deaths of hundreds of settlers and also interrupted Union Army recruiting for the Civil War, the announcement said. The U.S. military defeated the Sioux, and 303 Sioux prisoners were condemned to death by a military tribunal.

      Lincoln delayed the executions until he could review each of the prisoners’ case files, the announcement said. Lincoln decided to pardon all but 38 of the accused, whose mass execution reportedly is the largest in U.S. history. “

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      • GB Bari says:

        IMHO that 1866 case is a weak argument and mostly irrelevant to the situation today, where we have Americans or people of any nation joining an organization who are openly committed to the death and destruction of the United States and its non-Muslim citizens.

        (OTOH, why did Lincoln not pardon all of the convicted and condemned? Only Lincoln knows what was in his mind at the time, regardless of what was written about it afterwards. )

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      • wondering999 says:

        Interesting. I had never heard or read about these details. I knew there were conflicts with the Sioux but not these specifics.

        A former teacher told our class a bit about growing up in the Sioux reservation where her father had gone to be a teacher. What would it take for the Sioux to thrive in the U.S. The Cherokee do well, as far as I can see

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    • ann says:

      Indeed GH15.
      Also pleased to heae
      Senator Graham

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  19. Fools Gold says:

    Sundance as far as I’m concerned screw Lindsey gramnesty Graham. He a pig and blow hard POS. He’s part of what’s wrong with this country for the past 30 years. He’d do anything to be POTUS including spying and treason if he thought he could get away with it. He’s a backstabbing mofo.

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  20. AFvet says:

    Yes sir! Bring on what the demwits have asked for-complete transparency!

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  21. ann says:

    Who benefits from appeasement? Why avoid confronting fact based reality?

    Did Senator Graham read Judge FISC Judge Collyer’s DoJ Compliance Review?
    Is it not our collective responsibility to restore sanity to our legislative branch ?

    Is there a compelling need to further defer to this cadre of reactionary “Resist”? Yates and Lynch acts are as contemptuous and malignant as those of Mr. Strock,
    Do younger Americans not deserve a secure homeland, borders and transparency?

    Our country cannot be stable or sustainable with a Justice Dept that fails to detect and punish high status offenders.

    Shall we pretend multiple known massive breaches of national security, House/Paki, Clinton communications, Ukraine, Wolfe & Senate Intell, U1 did not happen? No.
    Weakness and division encourages predators to escalate their attacks. Fear is not a valid excuse..

    No, I will not betray future generations to placate this cadre of arrogant, seditious powerholders.

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  22. Honestly, some of these comments here, switch-out the name Graham to Trump and I would swear I was reading a Left-Wing Blog that wanted to resist Trump at all costs.
    Graham is not perfect; he’s not even wonderful, however, he did the right thing with Kavanaugh and now with our VSGPDJT; let sleeping dogs lie………..for now.
    Lindsay is a very good advocate for the VSGPDJT on the H.I.L.L.
    Take the wins, wherever they are and when you can get ’em.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Agree – take the wins wherever they are, and when we can get them.

      It’s been so long, we the forgotten men and women have perhaps forgotten who to accept the wins when they come because we’ve been so caught in in waiting for the other shoe to drop, we have to exercise our winning muscles!

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    • Fools Gold says:

      Well I don’t read left wing blogs so you would know more about it than me. But, I’ve watched Lindsey Graham the king of the rhinos for the past 30 years. As far a the judge, he seen an opportunity to gain traction in that one to gain power with republicans for himself. Yeah it was the right thing to do but he was doing the same thing he’s always done. Use the moment for self gratification and his own self serving reason just like he’s always done. Why do you think he lasted this long in Washington? Here’s your answer.

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    • Issy says:

      I agree take any help where you can get it, however watch him closely. It will take a great deal of help for me to trust him. Also, like the “hero” mccain, he is too eager to push us into foreign entanglements, hence endless war.

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  23. Chiggerbug says:

    I just CANNOT trust Graham. Yes…….I am from SC

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    • GB Bari says:

      Ok. Make sure y’all can find and elect someone to replace him who is GUARANTEED to be a 100% RELIABLE supporter of everything PDJT proposes and wants to do. Since you hate Graham for not being 100% pro Trump since 2015.

      Because if you replace Graham with someone who, after getting into office, ultimately picks and chooses what MAGA policies he or she will or will not support, you’ve gained nothing.

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      • Issy says:

        Hate is a pretty strong word. I don’t hate him at all, as he is a pretty likable guy, the consummate politician. Therefore, not to be trusted until he proves himself. His transformation in an election year run up is pretty suspicious considering his Never Trump credentials up until a year ago. He is in no danger of not being reelected, and I hope he continues his support of POTUS.

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  24. California Joe says:

    For the time being I’m will to give Lindsey the benefit of the doubt and consider him a FOT (Friend of Trump) until he proves otherwise!

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  25. Three things I believe that have had a profound effect on Senator Graham recently. One, his best friend’s death. Second, seeing what happened to Brett Kavanaugh. And third, after he gave the eulogy for McCain, he related how President Trump called him and said that he had done right by his friend. The changes are clearly evident. He’s quicker to back up President Trump, he’s quicker to fight the dems, and he is quicker to fight to advance the conservative agenda. And he seems to be having a helluva fun time doing it too!

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    • ann says:

      Agree, bill
      Who could not be repelled by the DNC’s Lynch mob deployment against Kavenaugh!

      Graham also has a more relaxed interpersonal tone, and that the President and Graham have dialogues about foreign policy.

      That is a sharp contrast to McConnel GOPe scant & grudging acknowledgment that Americans elected POTUS with a solid mandate to accomplish the big agenda.

      Many besides Graham are offended by The DNC’s Resist deployment of an ideological war of oppression against Americans, in which every person who disagrees is ostracised as a pariah and fair game to smear.

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  26. California Joe says:

    These federal law enforcement officials tried to set-up and frame President Trump for, not only a crime he didn’t commit but a crime that never even happened! They reflect the worst kind of corruption and it cannot go unpunished!

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  27. Right to reply says:

    I am convinced that people like Romney, Ryan, Graham etc do what they do because the deep state has the dirty on them! Why did Romney choke?

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  28. Lindsey is up for re election. EVERY TIME he “campaigns” by appearing to be on our side so that we will forget he has done nothing for us. EVERY re-election TIME without fail. As soon as election won then he goes back to the same old Lindsey.

    He is for amnesty, open borders and endless war. If he wants to prove he is for MAGA and us, he can, all by himself, make recess appointments by PRESIDENT TRUMP, a reality. Has he ? No.

    So could Kennedy here in Louisiana. And countless others. Please people,remember these things.

    And with the politicians that have served multiple terms please remember the words of PRESIDENT TRUMP:
    You cannot expect the very politicians that have broken our country to fix it.

    I will take whatever bone Lindsey throws us, including lovely sound bites but he is still Lindsey.
    He has NOT had some big epiphany.

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    • Yippeekiyay says:

      Well said, Bambam!

      As Sundance said above In reference to Lindsey “he’s still paddling in the shallow water of the deep state…”

      President Trump knows that he needs to keep his enemies close. Lindsey only thinks that he has gained his trust.

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    • Issy says:

      The senators will not give up any of their power, recess appointments, etc. They also sat by in complicity as paul ryan & mcconnell stalled Trump’s agenda the first two years. The senate is The Heart of The Swamp. There was somewhat of a wakeup call with the midterms.

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  29. MustangBlues says:

    There are many scoundrels in the senate and house and agency bureaucracy careerists,

    And Graham may be one or the worst,

    Ether way we need all correct votes to thwart the radical communists;

    Every vote counts bigly in congressional warfare.

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  30. Good interview; Graham made similar points on Fox News AM show yesterday.

    Graham has been in Washington a long time–and like post pols it seems he became accustomed to a certain amount of swamp slime and dirty politics. His buddy McCain was way worse than perhaps even Graham realized.

    But what has been revealed in the last year about the DemonRats is so shocking to even a swamp creature–far beyond what they might deem to be “acceptable’ boundaries–that he has changed. Most folks have not followed the ins and outs of Spygate–nor of the huge complicity of RINOe with Wall St and others. And I include much of the D.C. crowd other than lobbyists in that group. They spend time fundraising or running for office; maybe a bit of time traveling to war zones (Graham) or in hearings and with aides. I honestly think he was surprised by the degree of treachery from FBI/DOJ/CIA and Obama/Clinton cabal. It is one thing to have a political enemy, and another thing to see these folks as utterly evil and amoral.

    Dems tactics in the Kavanaugh hearings totally violated the norms that LG had bought into–and around the same time all the horrible truths of the bureaucratic slime also became so apparent it could not be explained away. Folks like Nunes, Jordan, Meadows, Ratcliffe saw it sooner and were less “bought into” the D.C. club so they likely found it easier to make the transition.

    Before POTUS became president the conventional wisdom was far different on trade, economics, and many other topics and one of President Trump’s signal accomplishments has been showing–by example–that those old policies and much of Republican/RINO/Chamber of Commerce ideas were wrong. Pres. Trump won over enough people with his commitment to great judges to finish clinching the nomination, and then has proceeded–against tremendous opposition–to enact much of his program in economic and foreign policy spheres, as well as following through on the judges. ANYONE could see that conservative ideas were being trounced in court, so even Cocaine Mitch would work with POTUS on these appointments.

    Meanwhile. Graham has been able to spend time with Pres. Trump and discover his charm and intelligence–far different than the “narrative” advanced by the press (Fake News) and most RINOs. Plus, I think Lindsay has some sympathy for those subject to harassment from enemies (might be a reason for that, linked to LG’s presumed preferences in other areas, if that makes sense–trying to be discreet here).

    I’d say that Graham is an ally for POTUS in most ways, certainly against the uber amoral swamp creatures; but as he says they disagree on some things. That is ok imho–after all, politics and governing should be about resolving different ideas peacefully. I’m less skeptical about Graham than others, but as POTUS says frequently, “We’ll see what happens”.
    Just my 2 cents.

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  31. Jerry Hodge says:

    Graham probably knew about the Dossier being passed around by McCain early on, given their relationship, and he did nothing. How can anyone expect this guy to do the right thing now?

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    • Firefly says:

      Graham encouraged McCain to turn Trump-Russia dossier over to FBI
      https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/politics/lindsey-graham-john-mccain-dossier-fbi/index.html

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    • GB Bari says:

      IMO we should not discount the possibility that Graham simply wasn’t that brilliant of a politician and only followed whatever he thought would ensure his political survival. Not great, not courageous, not bold, but can be considered “weasel”-like.

      Still, I don’t think his outburst at Kavanaugh’s hearing was scripted by any stretch of the imagination. I think he was deeply and genuinely disgusted and permanently awakened to the real dangerous evil in fellow politicians that he may have previously disregarded. That realization can significantly change someone’s perspective for the better.

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      • Issy says:

        Hope so and I would like to see more of that. This “my friend and colleague, who I respect” barney they constantly use when they see the dephts these evil people will stoop to is disgusting. I am not suggesting abandoning civility, but calling out the actions of these disingenuous people is needed and you don’t need to call someone your friend or saying you respect them, when they are trying to destroy the Republic

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  32. Gucci says:

    Waters to Graham-“Who are you going to call to testify on these Spygate matters?” Lindsey never mentioned any names or as to why he couldn’t mention names. This is typical Lindsey behavior before an election year.

    Lindsey cuts it real smooth, I’ll give him that.

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  33. zaq123 says:

    Graham is just playing to an audience, nothing more. Yeah, he had a brief shining moment during the hearings when he called out the dem’s, other than that, he’s one of them. He doesn’t have his buddy from Arizona to deflect the heat anymore, otherwise he’d be the same ol’ Grahamnesty, that the people of South Carolina continue to send back to DC for some odd reason.

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  34. Sammy Hains says:

    Lindsey Graham is not that difficult to figure out. He has some rather textbook psychological issues. He is emotionally stunted and craves a strong father figure in his life. That was John McCain. He hitched his trailer to McCan’t wagon at a time when McCain seemed ascendant, even if it was just an illusion created by swamp journalists. Now McCain is gone and has grown smaller in death, Graham sees Donald Trump as sort of a step-father who can never take the place of his father figure, but nonetheless he has come to respect and admire, and now seeks his approval

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  35. Biglt says:

    Look, I’m not a graham badger , meaning I’ve always like Lindsey – he’s been wrong on a lot of things.

    What he has been right about is who is in charge/popular and he will go follow the light

    I do not see Lindsey bringing out that it was McCain who floated the dossier to the FBI – maybe that piece doesn’t have weight in the story, but all things being equal, I pray Lindsey learns a thing or 2 about what a hack John McCain was – he was a bitter, hateful man who cost us years of good conservative legislation. Lindsey seems to be different- no doubt his turn around on Trump is refreshing and good.

    McCain/Romney could never be so mature. They hate and are vengeful autocrats.

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    • LBB says:

      I do think Lindsey has a likable personality if you take out all his bad political side. I do think people can change and sometimes find out friends aren’t who you thought they were. It doesn’t erase his personal fond memories of McCain.

      Klobuchar has been using McCain (her friend) in her stump speeches. In one part she says he new Trump better than anyone (of course the Spy would).

      snip from HuffPo (with included selfie of McCain with D’s at inauguration )

      “DES MOINES, Iowa – Sen. John McCain repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to a dictator during the president’s inaugural address, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination and friend of the now-deceased Arizonan, told a crowd of voters here.

      Klobuchar, speaking to a crowd of more than 200 at Jasper’s Winery, said she sat next to McCain, one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the inaugural address, which became known for its blunt expression of Trump’s authoritarian populism and invocations of “American carnage.”

      “I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said. “He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.” ”

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/john-mccain-recited-names-of-dictators-during-trump-inaugural-senator-says/ar-AABVwLT?li=BBnbfcL

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  36. dahimm says:

    President Trump is well on his way to becoming the nation’s greatest, but it will only be borne out at its conclusion. Abraham Lincoln presided over a horrendous civil war and returned a constitutional republic, battered but intact, to the people. He paid for that success with his life. It was rightly said here that Trump and Lincoln are the only two Civil War presidents. If Trump is able to turn back the forces currently seeking to destroy this nation, history will view him as THE greatest president. I pray that this will be so…

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  37. dahimm says:

    President Trump is well on his way to becoming the nation’s greatest, but it will only be borne out at its conclusion. Abraham Lincoln presided over a horrendous civil war and returned a constitutional republic, battered but intact, to the people. He paid for that success with his life. It was rightly said here that Trump and Lincoln are the only two Civil War presidents. If Trump is able to turn back the forces currently seeking to destroy this nation, history will view him as THE greatest president. I pray that this will be so…

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  38. Zorro says:

    The thing to ask Lindsey is “Do you hear words from beyond the grave?”.

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  39. PDQ says:

    we refer to him as Grahamensty

    been a SC Resident for 30 years…

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  40. Kleen says:

    Many people have a extremely narrow view of this Trump’s persecution by the swamp.
    Communist-democrats are not persecuting Trump simply out of hate for him.
    They are trying to coverup decades of crimes/abuse of power.

    The ongoing attacks is that, PLUS, they must show the world (other Governments) that Trump won’t last and will be destroyed at anytime now. Therefore, don’t you dare working with him.

    Their goal is to send a message to other countries that they better not work with Trump on anything because when the swamp take back power they will punish all of those who did. That’s what the impeachment talk is about.

    Make people doubt Trump will be re-elected, to keep others from avoiding burning the swamp’s bridge.

    If Trump could clean the house, and be free to Govern, trust me, many countries would work with him and even expose decades of dirty swamp intimadations “deals” possibly related to spying on political opposition the USA and interfering with elections abroad.

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  41. Kleen says:

    From Tweeter:

    When you realize Steele was never the source and that Russians were…… it changes your perspective because you realize that what they accused Trump of doing is exactly what Hillary and the DNC did to Trump. And she had the help of our own IC and media that helped her.

    If Obama and his minions would spy on candidate Trump, as well as try to frame him to nullify the election, just ask yourself what else they did that hasn’t surfaced yet.

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  42. Kleen says:

    In my opinion Bernie was spied on by Hillary’s campaign also.

    Wait until that gets exposed and they lose Bernie’s supporters.

    The sound of the Marxist-Democrats imploding will be the most beautiful sound ever.

    Bernie will have to pretend to be outraged. My guess is, he knows about it and played along to survive politically. His volunteers probably had their emails, calls etc all monitored.

    It will be epic!

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  43. Apparently the perpetrators of these crimes never stopped to consider that classified databases have audit trails. Although caught red-handed with their hands in the cookie jar, they will mount a fierce political offense defense. People like Sen. Graham (and Trump) know that the law is on their side but that they must be balanced, patient, and above all not vengeful. “Yes, it’s payback time,” but not for them: this moment belongs to the intelligence and justice communities.

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  44. Nathan Hale says:

    Wow reading the comments here, seems to be a popular opinion that Lindsey Graham cannot change his mind and direction. Admittedly many opinionated type A personalities don’t but I like what he has been saying and I will give him the benefit of the doubt regarding PDJT until he proves my trust has been misplaced. So Sen. Graham keep it up and don’t let me down!

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  45. Mr. T. says:

    Two-Faced Graham changes direction with the wind. When his golden boy mouthpiece in the Senate, John McCain, dropped out of sight and then died, Graham, as expected, changed his tune and stopped bashing President Trump. Best thing that could happen is that some respectable and real conservative republican will run against pansy boy and primary his sorry ass. I don’t trust that SOB one bit.

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  46. John55 says:

    Graham knew that candidate Trump was being illegally spied on and President Trump illegally investigated by Mueller ever since May 2017. And he spent the past two years insisting that Muellers investigation be allowed to continue unchecked by any adult supervision. He was one the GOP Senators who said they would not even hold a hearing for a new AG if Trump fired Sessions. He’s been a supported of the Resistance all along, so it’s infuriating to watch him now posing as a stalwart Trump supporter.

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    • Issy says:

      I haven’t forgotten those actions or even his policy positions on amnesty and war going back many years. He changed about the time of the midterms when he saw the direction the wind was blowing. That’s pretty much par for the course with politicians, so my trust factor is not too high. He has positioned himself pretty well, win his reelection as being pro Trump, and he is in for six years and can do as he pleases. We shall see.

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  47. TwoLaine says:

    Chrissy & Linda aka Communist Chris Wallace & Lindsey Graham – Fox News Sunday

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