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Lindsey Graham Vows To Call Adam Schiff To Testify in Potential Senate Impeachment Trial

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When it comes to an impeachment trial in the Senate, Lindsey Graham wants to hear from direct sources.

The South Carolina senator wants to hear from the “whistleblower” whose complaint sparked the House impeachment effort against President Donald Trump.

He doesn’t want to depend on the “hearsay” that has been the hallmark of witness testimony so far in House Intelligence Committee hearings — both behind closed doors and in Wednesday’s hearings in public.

And he wants to hear directly from California Rep. Adam Schiff, Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

“One of the witnesses will be Adam Schiff because if he, in fact, did meet with the whistleblower, and coached the guy up, I think that’s relevant to the impeachment inquiry itself,” Graham said, according to Breitbart.

It’s unclear whether Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, could actually compel testimony from Schiff, a member of an equal House of Congress and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“As a matter of oversight, I’m not going to call a House member, but if you impeach the president of the United States, I want to find out if in fact Schiff and his staff met with the whistleblower,” Graham said, according to The Hill.

But it’s definitely clear that Graham — like millions of President Donald Trump’s supporters, is disgusted with how Schiff has handled the impeachment effort so far.

During testimony Wednesday by Bill Taylor, former American ambassador to Ukraine and currently the top U.S. diplomat in the country, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, Republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan hammered away at the idea that neither man was speaking from direct knowledge.

In his Hannity interview, Graham vowed that that won’t be acceptable if impeachment comes to the Senate.

On Wednesday, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee voted to table a Republican effort to call the “whistleblower,” over the objections of Republican Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas.

“Any resolution setting up a trial in the Senate — I’m going to make sure that hearsay cannot be the basis of an impeachment investigation,” Graham told Hannity, according to Breitbart.

“If you excluded hearsay, like every other court in the land, there’s nothing there,” he added. “If you invoked the hearsay rule, what would be left?”

On Wednesday, when Conaway initially sought to call the “whistleblower” to testify, Schiff denied knowing the identity of the person behind the complaint that could bring down a presidency.

Given Schiff’s record of shading the truth since this started, particularly as it regards the communications between his staff and the “whistleblower” — and given that the suspected identity of the “whistleblower” is common knowledge in Washington — that’s not easy to believe.

But it’s another good reason for Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from him directly.

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45 Comments
  • Arlene says:

    I just “Friend”-ed and “Follow”-ed Lindsey Graham. I wasn’t always a fan of his, but now I am a full-on supporter. This farce has to stop and let our president – clear-headed – continue with the excellent job he is doing, even under all of this false pressure.

    • Eleanor Cummings says:

      I can’t do that – I have a 30 day block on Facebook for something I posted that they said was against their ”community standards”. Strange,  I don’t cuss, use foul or racist language (which I see on Fakebook all the time),  yet I’m blocked for posting something about Obama. Why? Because I’m a Constitutional Trump conservative!!

      • cj says:

        FB actually DISABLED my account for posting the Whistleblowers name to Congress peoples FB pages…at least you will get your FB back, not that I agree with what FB did to you…..Isn’t there ONE attorney in this entire country who has the nerve to institute a class-action lawsuit ahainst FB??????

      • Dragonfly43 says:

        AOL is just as bad. They removed a post of mine yet allow posts with the F-bomb! They can’t handle the truth.

      • usac#95 says:

        don’t worry i have been in the liberal facebook jail a few times they don’t like picking on liberals

      • Louis says:

        Congratulations. I also have the same honor of being in FB jail mostly for giving my feelings about the dishonesty of the liberals. Wear it as a badge of honor as I am. I support god and our country and President Trump.

      • me says:

        They blocked me, becuse I posted too much or they did not like my posts. Im also a Trump supporter, This is like the Soviet Union and BKG.

      • Rae says:

        Welcome to the club.

      • chrisVN says:

        fb is blocking articles from this page anyway, unfortunately if there is no link to Daily Caller at the bottom, we can’t share it on fb.

        • Kathryn Lycksell says:

          Chris, if you see they won’t let you post from this site again, copy the title and past to google it. I always find it under a different site. I then post it. Try it. Hope it helps you out. Fellow Conservative and Trump supporter.

      • Michelle says:

        This happens to me too! Im posting the truth as well as Sean Hannity shows (on you tube).

    • cj says:

      As long as Lindsey means it – many people called his office and told him to call Schiff, but a week ago he said that the Senate doesn’t call Congress people….said this on Hannity’s show….so we’ll see…

      • Brian G says:

        Both of those statements are correct, though. Lindsey can call Schiff; but as a witness, not as a member of Congress. The Senate won’t call members of Congress, but they have to call all witnesses to the impeachable ‘crime’; and since Schiff has already admitted to meeting with the ‘whistleblower’, {then recanted, of course – now claiming that he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is…but fully prepared to stop people from asking questions about Eric Ciaramella}… that makes Schiff a material witness, and therefore, necessary to the trial in the Senate.

  • Michael says:

    I hope Lindsey Graham has more success then the Republicans are having right now in the Circus hearings going on in Congress . Myself and the Majority of American Citizens are sick n tired of these fantasy hearings . We want Bills and Policy’s Passed Now . Democrats You Have Done Nothing in Congress and We see what your Not Doing . We will remember this SHAM come election time . Promise you that !!!!!

  • Elizabeth A Bartolf says:

    Thank you Senator Graham for being a strong voice in support of this president! I totally agree with you and support your endeavors to end this costly wasteful treasonous witch hunt!

  • DADDY K says:

    Has it ever entered anybody’s mind that there is NO WHISTLE-BLOWER, never has been, never will be?? It’s just another made up lie by A-dam Shitt like the thousands of other lies he is famous for??

  • Dingbat says:

    Pin that bug eyed bastard down and cremate him.

    • Kathryn Lycksell says:

      His eyes freak me out too, makes me think psycho. And yes I’ve said bug eye too! Few people know he’s connected to a death at a motel. It was covered up. Comes down to who you know and who’s doing the blow for him. Another sicko.

  • Asisay says:

    You have to wonder if the whistle blower even exists.

  • Rocky says:

    Schiff is a child predator, i read it this in an editorial in the news this morning

  • Earl says:

    In a case of this magnitude of holding back financial assistance to another country & the president being implicated in said incident. The “whistleblower “ as they call themselves should be brought to hearing to testify. If not, this case a farce of the will of the Democrats to remove President Trump because they lost.

    • Evangeline says:

      Even if there is a spy (aka whistleblower) and he testifies to all his heresay, the case is still a farce created to remove Trump.

    • Brian G says:

      I think the larger issue here is that the President of the US has the RIGHT to withhold anything he/she wants to withhold from any country that the US does business with. Especially financial assistance to a country that has a long record of corruption in their government. Giving financial aid to a corrupt country would be a waste of taxpayer dollars. What the Dems are pinning their weak-as hopes on are convincing the American public that President Trump was withholding financial and military assistance in return for ‘dirt on Trump’s political opponent’. Like Trump said in Louisiana… it’s all a big joke, because he doesn’t need Ukraine’s help to beat Sleepy Joe.

  • ltrail says:

    There should be a law passed that if a Whistleblower is found out to be lying or cannot provide factual basis for their testimony, or if it is discovered that the whistleblower received money or gifts to provide testimony, such Whistleblower must be indicted, sentenced, and incarcerated.

  • coachpan says:

    All talk Lindsey

  • JD says:

    And Schiff is guaranteed to tell the truth if he’s called as a witness?? Fat chance.

  • Terry says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t trust Graham. He is two faced and I believe he will stab the president in the back at a crucial time.

    • Brian G says:

      Doing so would be the end of Graham’s political career. The US voters aren’t fooled by anything that the Dems are doing. What they’re more interested in is whether or not the entire GOP is behind their leader. So far, the Congress has shown that they are 100%. If this farce ever makes it to the Senate, then voters will be watching very carefully to see if the GOP Senators that they elected will do the right thing. This is not a good time for Graham to betray the GOP. Besides… McConnell runs the Senate, not Graham.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Really when, hope so, boost ratings alone IF true, No games Graham

  • Cr3111mtman says:

    Shifty is a certified first class lying sack of shift..and is making this whistle blower farce up.

    • Brian G says:

      Aye… nobody has forgotten that it was Schifty who made claim after claim that ‘they’ were already in possession of enough evidence to prove Russian Collusion. Funny how he never got around to showing that evidence, or even describing it.

  • FRED says:

    When they call SChiffty to trsrify I want ti hear and watch every second of his downfall,,,He will have to tell the truth under oath, after watching him I think he will have trouble after confirming his name and title, after that he will be hard pressed to tell the TRUTH

  • Mike says:

    I have typed it before and will type it again–the FAUX whistleblower IS JOHN BRENNAN! He still hasn’t had his security clearance revoked! HE is still in charge of the CIA (the man behind the CIA veil of secrecy)! HE is still a card carrying COMMIE! He is still a waterboy for OBAMA! And he is still working for NBC (hence the incessant LEAKING)! This Eric Ciaramella IS THE FRONT MAN-the COVER for JOHN BRENNAN!

  • neo says:

    IF Adam Sh%t does by some means impeaches Trump it will then move to the senate where ALL senators will have to be present for the proceedings…and it will take a few months to present the evidence along with the rest of the time in the house, which will carry over into January and February of 2020 (the Iowa Caucus is February 3 )….so that means that Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand will all miss the event and that could destroy their bids for president

  • T says:

    Whip his ass Lindsey. This nonsense has gone on long enough. They are trying to break this President and ruin this country. I don’t know about the rest of America but I am so tired of hearing this whining from the dastardly duo in charge. What a pair of clowns.

    This Congress has don’t nothing but try to hogtie President Trump since the minute he swore his oath of office.

    The Washington Post published the following: It started 19 minutes after President Trump was sworn into office. And some would even say it started well before he was inaugurated, that the machinations of Democrats, the media, and the “Deep State” operators like former FBI agent Peter Strzok had impeachment plans in the works before election day itself.

  • Jim says:

    DEMOCRATS FOR TRUMP

  • Matthew says:

    How was Schiff elected into office. I just don’t understand, I want to believe the American people have more common sense.

  • Jana Scott says:

    I tried a few times to forward to FB, and it’s already blocked. Some ppl, or just FB, consider this abusive?! Give me a Break! SMH

  • Cheryl says:

    I live to see “lying shifty” questions, by the Senate. Since he lies so much, he’ll have a problem remembering the lies and perjure himself.

  • george peters says:

    see adam schiff, see adam schiff’s beady little eyes, see adam schiff quivver, see adam schiff’s little lies. now see adam schiff, in all his glory, see adam now, because he starts to worry, see adam now, as he starts to back away, see adam now, as he starts to lose his sway. see adam for what he really is, a lying little weasel.

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