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  • Lindsey Graham "unnerved" after Syria briefing: "Everything in that briefing made me more worried"

    04/18/2018 3:35:41 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 51 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-17-2018 | Kathryn Watson, Alan He
    Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed the Trump administration's response in Syria, after a briefing with top military officials that he said "unnerved" him, CBS News' Alan He reports. "Everything in that briefing made me more worried, not less," the South Carolina Republican said after a briefing lawmakers had with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday. "This makes no sense to me." Graham went on to say he doesn't know "how in the world we can destroy ISIL relying on local police in a country dominated" by Syrian President Bashar Assad, who the U.S. believes...
  • Lindsey Graham calls Syria strikes a 'missed opportunity,' 'major step backwards'

    04/16/2018 1:15:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/16/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized the military strikes President Trump ordered against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians, calling them an “underwhelming response” and “major step backwards.” Graham said the air and missile strikes that targeted three chemical weapons facilities in Syria were a “missed opportunity” and were not a sufficient enough response to Syrian President Bashar Assad, during an interview Monday with “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” “Didn’t lay a glove on Assad’s capabilities to wage war. We’re becoming the chemical weapons police. We don’t have a strategy about why Syria matters,” Graham said. “It...
  • U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham Reacts to Syria Strike

    04/14/2018 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 53 replies
    ABC Columbia ^ | 4-13-2018 | Crysty Vaughan
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham released the following statement on the U.S. strikes in Syria. “I applaud and admire the bravery of our men and women in uniform. They continue to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner which makes all Americans proud. “President Trump deserves credit for working with our allies and ordering this strike against Assad. He is a ruthless butcher who has murdered hundreds of thousands of Syrians and should be considered a war criminal. “But I fear that when the dust settles this strike will be seen as a weak military response and...
  • As Trump fumes, senators craft a bill to protect Mueller

    04/11/2018 12:15:48 PM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/11/2018 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    Four senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump muses about firing him. Legislation offered on Wednesday by Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrats Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing.
  • Senators to introduce new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller

    04/11/2018 8:28:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/18 | Jordain Carney
    A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump's ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, on Wednesday. The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an "expedited judicial review" within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a "good cause." If it was determined it wasn't, he would be reinstated. It would also codify regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can...
  • Senate Republican leaders warn Trump, but reject calls to pass legislation to protect Mueller

    04/10/2018 1:05:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | By Sean Sullivan
    Senate Republican leaders sharply warned President Trump not to fire Robert S. Mueller III on Tuesday — but they once again stopped short of embracing legislation to protect the special counsel. “I haven’t seen clear indication yet that we needed to pass something to keep him from being removed, because I don’t think that’s going to happen,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). McConnell did not elaborate on why he believed that. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), his top deputy, said he also didn’t believe Mueller would be removed. Asked why, he replied, “I think the consequences of doing so...
  • Graham: Removing U.S. Troops from Syria ‘Single Worst Decision the President Could Make’

    04/01/2018 10:31:59 AM PDT · by McGruff · 40 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 1 Apr 2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said if President Donald Trump removed U.S. troops from Syria, it would be “a disaster in the making.” Graham said, “When it comes to Syria do not read the Obama playbook. This is the Obama playbook, 1 foot in, 1 foot out. This is a disaster in the making. All of his military advisors have said we need to leave troops in Syria to work with them, calm down the conflict between Turkey and the Kurdish fighters who have helped make sure that it does not fall back...
  • US Congress Approves & President Signs Taylor Force Act Paving the Way for Reduced Funding to PA

    03/27/2018 4:03:27 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 15 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | March 27, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The Taylor Force Act, the name given to a piece of legislation that will cut financial aid to the PA unless it ends its payments to terrorists and their families, was passed by Congress and signed by US President Donald Trump, this past week. The legislation was first introduced to the United States House of Representatives, this past year, where it was approved. This past week, the US Senate voted to approve the bill and afterward the President signed the bill which thereby turned the bill into written law in the United States. The bill’s sponsor, US Senator Lindsey Graham...
  • Trump’s State Dept., CIA picks will be confirmed despite Rand Paul’s objections, Lindsey Graham says

    03/18/2018 9:13:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he thinks President Trump’s picks to lead the State Department and CIA will make it through the Senate, despite Sen. Rand Paul’s pledge to try and block the nominees. Mr. Graham said CIA Director Mike Pompeo will make a suitable replacement for Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, since he shares Mr. Trump’s world view — including a tough line against North Korea. “He will get confirmed,” Mr. Graham told CNN’s State of the Union. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican from Kentucky, said he fears. Mr. Pompeo is a throwback to Republicans who...
  • Lindsey Graham on Bolton: 'Bad News for America's Enemies'

    03/22/2018 9:06:32 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3-22-18 | Todd Beaman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham called John Bolton's appointment Thursday as national security adviser by President Donald Trump "good news for America's allies and bad news for America's enemies." "He will do an outstanding job as President Trump's new national security adviser," the South Carolina Republican said in a statement. "He has a firm understanding of the threats we face from North Korea, Iran, and radical Islam."
  • Graham: Trump firing Mueller would be 'the beginning of the end of his presidency'

    03/18/2018 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 86 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 18 March 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a stern warning Sunday to President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller. "As I said in the past, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency," the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union."
  • 2 Republican senators suggest they’d support impeaching Trump if he fired Mueller (Flake & Graham)

    03/20/2018 9:28:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 117 replies
    Vox ^ | March 20, 2018 | Andrew Prokop
    Amid recent chatter that Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) both suggested Tuesday that if the president took that step, impeachment would be the appropriate response. Graham and Flake’s commitments to this position were hardly rock-solid and may well not be shared by very many other Republicans in the Senate (or the House of Representatives, which is where the impeachment process would have to begin). Still, the statements are a significant warning to Trump from two members of his own party about how Mueller’s dismissal could end for him. First, when...
  • Top Senators Press DOJ On Whether Russian Government Paid Christopher Steele

    03/20/2018 12:39:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/20/2018 | Sean Davis
    In a lengthy letter to the inspector general of the Department of Justice (DOJ), two key senators demanded answers on whether anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele was ever paid by the Russian government or other Russian sources. The letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Michael E. Horowitz, the DOJ inspector general, for answers to 31 sets of detailed questions related to DOJ’s handling of various Russia-related probes in 2016 and 2017. “What connections are there between Mr. Steele and the Russian government or Russian intelligence community?” the senators asked. “Has Mr. Steele ever been...
  • Senators suspect Comey lied and plotted to double-cross Trump, seek second special counsel

    03/19/2018 4:30:29 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 87 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Rowan Scarborough
    A plan of action for how a second special counsel can investigate the FBI and Justice Department is spelled out in a point-by-point letter submitted by two Republican senators. They specifically want to know whether former FBI Director James B. Comey lied to them and had a plan to double-cross President Trump. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sent a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. They and two other Republicans want a special counsel with the powers of the Trump-Russia probe’s Robert Mueller to investigate suspected Justice...
  • Lindsey Graham Threatens to Impeach Trump

    03/18/2018 4:27:52 PM PDT · by MNDude · 116 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday threatened to end Donald Trump’s presidency if U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired. Deep-State Lindsey was on Deep-State CNN on Sunday talking to Deep-State Jake Tapper. And talking like Deep Staters do. Talk tough but do very little.
  • New Drudge Poll Overwhelmingly Supports Firing Mueller

    03/18/2018 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Drudge Report, the prolific news aggregation website ran by Matt Drudge, has a new poll that shows its audience favors firing special counsel Robert Mueller and the results are not even close. Currently, 266,943 voters support firing Robert Mueller where as 77,000 voters are against his firing. While the poll cannot be counted as a scientific poll of the general public, it is helpful in gauging where President Donald Trump's base and many conservatives stand on the issue.Drudge's polling in the past was an early indicator of who the GOP Presidential nominee was going to be. For example after a...
  • Bipartisan lawmakers defend Mueller amid Trump’s attacks on probe

    03/18/2018 10:25:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Bipartisan lawmakers sounded the alarm Sunday about President Trump’s mounting attacks on the Russia probe and issued a strong defense for special counsel Robert Mueller. “If the president reaches out and stops this investigation, that is a constitutional crisis in this country,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” Trump’s lawyer John Dowd Saturday called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to end the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump followed up over the weekend by attacking Mueller by name on Twitter and questioning the...
  • Lindsey Graham warns Kim Jong Un: If you play Trump, we’ll end you

    03/08/2018 10:20:58 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    Then Graham added a “word of warning” for the leader of the nuclear-armed hermit kingdom. “The worst possible thing you can do is meet with President Trump in person and try to play him,” the senator said. “If you do that, it will be the end of you — and your regime.”
  • Manchin: Trump's Right. China's to Blame.

    03/04/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last week President Trump announced a new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent hike on aluminum imports. Foreign leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the move "unacceptable" and the European Union threatened to respond to the U.S. with their own tariff. Try it, Trump dared. He'll just add a new tax on European cars.British Prime Minister Theresa May shared her own "deep concerns" with Trump directly in a phone call on Sunday. What he should have done was pursue "multilateral action," May reportedly told the president.At least one person sees where Trump is coming from.Sen....
  • Outrage after NBC’s ‘Will & Grace’ jokes John McCain, Lindsey Graham have ‘sexual tension’

    03/02/2018 12:31:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Conservatives are outraged after NBC’s “Will & Grace” made a tasteless jokes about Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham having “sexual tension” on Thursday night. Eric McCormack’s character, Will, and Megan Mullaly’s Karen were looking at a computer screen to spy on Karen’s household staff when Will noticed a “smoldering look” between two male employees. “I think they're in love. That's sexual tension. It's the same look Lindsey Graham gives John McCain,” Will said.