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Lindsey Graham Should Be ‘Incredibly Worried’ After His Grand Jury Testimony In Georgia: Report

Five days ago, on November 22, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) finally testified before a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia as part of an investigation of the 2020 election and attempts to overturn it by former president Donald Trump and some of his allies.

According to the Washington Post:

The South Carolina Republican and Trump confidant was first subpoenaed in July, as Fulton County prosecutors sought to question Graham about phone calls he made to Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, in the weeks after the 2020 election, and other issues related to the election.

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Raffensperger later told The Washington Post he felt pressured by other Republicans, including Graham, who he said echoed Trump’s claims about voting irregularities in the state. He claimed that Graham, on one call, appeared to be asking him to find a way to set aside legally cast ballots.

A former Georgia state senator is warning that Graham should be “incredibly worried” about what will happen to him next.

Appearing on MSNBC Sunday, Jen Jordan, who has also appeared before the Fulton County grand jury was asked by host Katie Phang:

“While I have you here, Senator Lindsey Graham testified before a Georgia special grand jury this past week. That grand jury is investigating efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.

“Fulton County prosecutors wanting to question Lindsey Graham about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the weeks after the election. Jan, should Lindsey Graham be worried about his legal exposure?”

Jordan responded:

“Yeah, they all should be. Look, the way that the district attorney in Fulton County has been putting together this case, kind of brick-by-brick, clearly from my perspective it looks like they’re trying to build a RICO case that is really problematic for anybody who is involved.

“That is the whole point with RICO. If you are just kind of one of the bricks, one of the cogs, one of the people who did something to move the conspiracy along, and you are gonna get caught up in it.”

Jordan added:

“The district attorney has been very very serious about this. If I were Lindsey Graham, if I were any of these folks, Rudy Giuliani, I would be incredibly worried.”

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Lindsey Graham Does 35 Push-Ups To Support Herschel Walker – And It’s Even Worse Than You Can Imagine

In an effort to get Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker elected in next months runoff election, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday evening and agreed to do push-ups to prove his support for Walker.

Queerty ran across the video of Graham working out on Walker’s YouTube account and reports:

The challenge came about after Sean Hannity spoke to Walker and Graham on a Fox News segment. He said that Walker impressed him previously with his ability to do push-ups. Hannity suggested Walker check out whether Graham was up to the challenge of doing some himself.

This led to a campaign video in which Graham challenges viewers to donate $34 if he and Walker can each do 34 push-ups. It’s unclear why they plumped for the number 34.

In the video, Graham happily gets down and does 35 push-ups, followed by Walker.

Before you watch the video, you might want to make sure your children and elderly relatives are out of the room. It could well be too much for impressionable youngsters and lead to cardiac arrest for anyone over the age of 60 once they start laughing and can’t quit.

Graham was also present when Walker was being interviewed and the candidate proudly proclaimed that “This erection is about the people.”

Erection election in a pumped up direction. Since Walker is too clueless to explain policy, the push-ups tell all you need to know about the “substance” of his campaign.

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SCOTUS To Lindsey: You WILL Testify In Georgia Election Fraud Case

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) thought he had found a way to avoid having to testify in a criminal investigation of his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election: Get the protection of the United States Supreme Court.

That strategy worked for a week, as Justice Clarence Thomas issued a stay and agreed to present the matter to the full court.

But on Tuesday, the other eight justices weighed in and ordered Graham to obey the subpoena he received from a Georgia grand jury impaneled by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, The Washington Post reports.

Graham had claimed that his actions were legitimate legislative activity protected by the Constitution’s “speech or debate clause” and that he was protected from disclosing them to a grand jury.

But Tuesday’s unsigned order said lower courts already had protected him from questioning that related to his official duties.

“The lower courts assumed that the informal investigative fact-finding that Senator Graham assertedly engaged in constitutes legislative activity protected by the Speech or Debate Clause … and they held that Senator Graham may not be questioned about such activities,” the order said.

Graham has until Nov. 17 to comply with the subpoena or face being charged with contempt of court and other offenses.

The South Carolina Republican reportedly tried to help his buddy, former president Donald Trump, convince Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to intervene in the state’s vote count and declare Trump the winner of the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes, with the disgraced ex-president telling Raffensperger:

 “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

Graham, on the other hand, asked Raffensperger if there was any evidence of voter fraud that would allow him to declare the state’s ballots invalid:

In their conversation, Graham questioned Raffensperger about the state’s signature-matching law and whether political bias could have prompted poll workers to accept ballots with nonmatching signatures, according to Raffensperger. Graham also asked whether Raffensperger had the power to toss all mail ballots in counties found to have higher rates of nonmatching signatures, Raffensperger said.

Raffensperger said he was stunned that Graham appeared to suggest that he find a way to toss legally cast ballots. Absent court intervention, Raffensperger doesn’t have the power to do what Graham suggested because counties administer elections in Georgia.

“It sure looked like he was wanting to go down that road,” Raffensperger said.

Graham called Raffensperger’s allegations “ridiculous,” but will now have to make those denials under oath, which could leave him open to charges of perjury if he chooses to lie instead of testifying truthfully.

 

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Terrified Lindsey Graham Begs Clarence Thomas To Protect Him From Having To Testify In Georgia

Less than 24 hours after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had to testify before a Fulton County, Georgia grand jury about his possible role in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, Graham ran to the U.S. Supreme Court and begged them to protect him.

According the The Washington Post:

Without a stay of the lower courts’ rulings, Graham’s lawyer, Donald F. McGahn, told the Supreme Court, “Sen. Graham will suffer the precise injury he is appealing to prevent: being questioned in state court about his legislative activity and official acts.”

McGahn, a former counsel to Trump, asked Justice Clarence Thomas, the justice designated to hear emergency requests from the 11th Circuit, for at least a temporary stay. He said Graham could be required to testify “in less than a month.”

Thomas could act on the request on his own or refer the matter to the entire court.

Thomas is also compromised when it comes to matters regarding the 2020 election thanks to his wife, Ginny Thomas, who was active in efforts that would have declared former president Donald Trump the winner despite his losing in both the popular and electoral vote totals.

Of particular interest to the grand jury impaneled by Fulton County, Georgia DA Fani Willis is a call Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which he asked about vote totals.

During their conversation, Graham asked the Georgia secretary of state whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, Raffensperger told The Washington Post in an interview days later. He said Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots.

Graham, who was once highly critical of Trump, has become one of his most devoted lackeys despite the fact that the former president helped stoke the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

 

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Big Loss For Lindsey – Appeals Court Says He Has To Testify In Georgia Election Rigging Trial

Despite numerous legal attempts to avoid testifying in a Georgia case investigating the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was told Thursday by an appeals court that he must appear, be sworn, and answer the questions posed to him.

The Washington Post reports a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled against Graham.

“Senator Graham has failed to demonstrate that this approach will violate his rights under the Speech and Debate Clause,” according to the six-page order.

Graham can appeal the order to the full appeals court or could ask the Supreme Court to intervene.

Graham has been subpoenaed by a grand jury impaneled by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The grand jury is investigating possible attempts to overturn the results of balloting in the Peach State by former president Donald Trump, who called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and asked him to “find” thousands of votes that would make him victorious in the state.

Specifically, Trump told Raffesnperger:

“So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.

“So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break.”

 

Graham got involved in the case by also calling Raffensperger:

During their conversation, Graham asked the Georgia secretary of state whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, Raffensperger told The Washington Post in an interview days later. He said Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots.

It remains unclear if Graham is suspected of possible criminal behavior in Georgia, but his testimony could prove damaging to Trump, who is already under multiple criminal investigations at both the state and federal level.