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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:45 AM

Former Staffer Blasts Graham

BY TODD NEIKIRK November 18, 2020

... the South Carolina senator has become one of Trump’s biggest supporters. Nicholas Connors, an important staffer during Graham’s 2016 campaign ... the senator’s national director of ballot access and delegates, feels betrayed ... “I worked for him because I saw him at the time as a man of moral clout who was unafraid to speak his mind and who would be a good guide for the American people. Needless to say, I was wrong.”

... “Every politician moves and shakes in some way—it’s the nature of the beast. But for Graham, his song and dance has been more aggressive than most. It includes lies, over-the-top rhetoric, immoral conduct, and a direct assault on our democratic institutions” ...

“What several years ago was a head scratching question — What happened to Lindsey Graham? — is now pretty clear. For Graham, being a United States Senator isn’t about helping Americans or advancing principles. It’s about swimming in the pool of power and feeding off the scraps the big fish leave behind” ...

https://hillreporter.com/former-staffer-blasts-lindsey-graham-in-scathing-op-ed-85207

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struggle4progress Saturday #1
Midnight Writer Saturday #12
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struggle4progress Saturday #3
Cha Saturday #4
elleng Saturday #5
DENVERPOPS Saturday #9
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struggle4progress Saturday #6
struggle4progress Saturday #7
elleng Saturday #11
UTUSN Saturday #8
struggle4progress Saturday #10

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:47 AM

1. Outraged that election tampering could get him in trouble

By Oliver Willis - November 19, 2020 11:30 AM

... "I've had it with the media. They come after me every day. Every time I wake up, I get an ethics complaint filed against me by some liberal group out there," Graham told the hosts of "Fox & Friends."

"It's not going to work, I'm not going to shut up, I'm not going to resign, I am going to fight. And I'm going to fight in Georgia" ...

https://americanindependent.com/lindsey-graham-complaint-ethics-violation-election-tampering-georgia/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:51 AM

12. Local saying. If you're sick and tired of all the speeding tickets, stop speeding.

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:35 AM

14. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:52 AM

2. Ethics experts call for Senate investigation

By Alex Rogers and Manu Raju, CNN
Updated 5:42 PM ET, Wed November 18, 2020

... Walter Shaub, a former top ethics watchdog for the federal government, Richard Painter, the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush's administration, and Claire Finkelstein, the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, asked the panel to look into Graham's call last week with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and whether Graham "suggested" that Raffensperger "disenfranchise Georgia voters by not counting votes lawfully cast for the office of president.

They also asked the panel to investigate whether Graham "threatened anyone with a Senate investigation of the Georgia vote tally."

The Senate panel reviews complaints "from virtually any source," according to its guidelines, but whether it will probe Graham is uncertain. The panel, which is evenly split between three Democrats and three Republicans, acts in secrecy and often offers little more than a slap on the wrist to admonish a senator's misconduct ...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/politics/lindsey-graham-ethics-experts-senate-investigation/index.html

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:55 AM

3. Official Complaint Seeking Investigation

JERRY LAMBE
Nov 18th, 2020, 5:11 pm

... Raffensperger told the Washington Post on Monday that Graham called him last week to ask, first, if political bias may have played a role in election officials counting ballots with mismatching signatures and, second, to find out whether the secretary had the authority to reject all mail-in ballots from counties with high rates of non-matching signatures.

Raffensperger said he interpreted this as Graham trying to get him to find ways to throw out legally cast ballots; Graham denied the allegations that he had done anything untoward as “ridiculous” ...

https://lawandcrime.com/2020-election/legal-ethics-experts-file-official-complaint-seeking-investigation-into-lindsey-graham-for-abuse-of-office/

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:57 AM

4. Graham's become one of the LOSER trump's

Biggest Lap dogs.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:58 AM

5. 'For Graham, being a United States Senator isn't about helping Americans or advancing principles.

It’s about swimming in the pool of power and feeding off the scraps the big fish leave behind”'

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:04 AM

9. That is true

for a lot of the Trump administration, etc

But in this case, Graham threw a 180 after Trump ordered him to the white house one weekend......
Graham went back home and immediately became one of Trump's biggest and loudest supporters.

My guess is that Putin sent Trump Kompromat consisting of numerous 8x11 Color glossies to show Graham.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:13 AM

13. Hes Donald trumps Ass Remorah.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:58 AM

6. Judge halts move to block election results in Georgia

Updated: Nov 20, 2020, 11:40 AM
By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service

A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the presidential election results in Georgia from being certified in a hearing that pitted attorneys for a firebrand supporter of President Donald Trump against a surprising tag-team of Republican and Democratic defendants.

The suit, brought by Atlanta attorney Lin Wood, sought a restraining order to halt the results’ certification and compel another hand recount of Georgia’s more-than 5 million ballots, despite the fact a hand recount was done as part of an expanded audit of the results over the past week.

U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg dismissed the case after a nearly three-hour hearing in which he found Wood brought no real evidence or proof that he had been harmed by alleged issues with Georgia’s election system ...

https://www.dawsonnews.com/news/politics/judge-halts-move-trump-backed-attorney-block-election-results-georgia/

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:02 AM

7. Republicans need to decide whether they believe in democracy

Jennifer Rubin
November 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST

A series of events played out on Tuesday that suggests the Republican Party no longer takes democracy seriously ...

We .. learned that Graham called officials in two other states, Nevada and Arizona, though we do not know the content of those calls. There is even more reason now to conduct an investigation, preserve evidence and get witnesses under oath. While this is going on, Graham has no business chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham knows Harris and her running mate won ... Graham, nevertheless, feels compelled to play along with Trump, mislead the public about Trump’s defeat and, according to witnesses, nose around other states to interfere in ballot counting. At the very least, he has created the appearance of gross impropriety and politicized the election process ...

This is a senator who is so lost in the miasma of Trump worship that he is willing to kick honesty and respect for elections to the side of the road. While we have no evidence that other lawmakers have gone to the lengths Graham allegedly has, his mind-set is now the rule, not the exception in his party. The vast majority of the Senate is “humoring” Trump and undermining their own base’s faith in elections (a poor strategy, I would think, when trying to turn people out for the Senate runoff races in Georgia). Most Republicans are also silent on the Trump administration’s refusal to let a transition begin, in violation of law that was enacted, in part, to prevent national security bobbles ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/18/republicans-need-decide-if-they-believe-democracy/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:08 AM

11. True. Spreading this around.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:04 AM

8. *CAN* this be the straw/camel's-back, the dam cracking?!

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:06 AM

10. What witness heard Graham say

... Election implementation manager Gabriel Sterling said that Graham asked whether Georgia ballots could be invalidated in court over signature discrepancies ...

https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/17/lindsey-graham-witness-ballots-georgia/

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