At present, House Democrats are proceeding with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. If they do eventually end up approving articles of impeachment, that effort will move to the Senate, where Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will lead handling it like House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) led his chamber’s side. In case you hoped that Graham would at least try and approach the effort with an air of impartiality — guess again. This weekend, as the impeachment inquiry rolled on, he went out golfing with Trump — the guy he’s supposed to impartially judge if the House approves impeachment.
As former Hillary Clinton staffer Jesse Ferguson put it:
‘GRAHAM will be a judge in the impeachment case against Donald Trump TRUMP will be the criminal defendant. TODAY they play golf together to plot strategy. Totally normal.’
Graham explicitly told a South Carolina paper he’d be discussing the specific case with the president that’s sparked the impeachment inquiry. In that case, Trump’s been revealed to have pressured Ukrainian authorities to dig up dirt on the Bidens to help Trump’s re-election efforts — something confirmed by a record that the Trump White House itself released, although Saturday, Graham got on Twitter to complain that a whistleblower complaint about the issue was supposedly just “hearsay.” It’s not — but perhaps Graham discussed his idea to the contrary with the president and we’ll see it in Trump’s tweets soon?
Graham has spent a lot of time golfing with Trump at this point, hitting the links with him some ten times and counting, which is just one part of the dramatic turnaround that he’s exemplified in his relationship with the president. At one point during Trump’s rise, he called him a kook. Then after Trump took office, Graham complained that people were dismissing him as a kook. You can’t make this stuff up.
Besides the whistleblower complaint and corruption issue, Graham said before going golfing with the president that he anticipated discussing issues including Iran and the gun violence crisis. In other words, American domestic and foreign policy is currently led by a sleazy businessman who pals around on the golf course with figures who are supposed to be impartially judging him.
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