Lindsey Graham Fights Back, Defends Who

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Is he finally stepping up?

Responding to a subpoena issued by a Fulton County, GA., Grand Jury as part of an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s interference in the 2020 Presidential election in the county, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s (South Carolina) legal team dismissed the move as “all politics” and a “fishing expedition.”

In a statement revealing Graham’s intention to challenge the subpoena, attorneys Bart Daniel and Matt Austin said their client is “neither a subject nor target of the investigation, simply a witness,” adding that they believe the legal challenge will “prevail.”

The statement also pointed to a possible connection between the Fulton County subpoena and the Jan. 6 Select Committee, “Fulton County is engaged in a fishing expedition and working in concert with the January 6 Committee in Washington.”

They continued that testimony Graham gave during the Fulton County investigation would be shared “immediately” with the panel investigating the riots.

The Wednesday statement comes two days after a Fulton County Grand Jury subpoenaed Graham and six others including Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman.
The subpoenas are part of an ongoing investigation into Trump’s alleged efforts to get Georgia to sway in his favor.

The investigation makes its basis in a phone call Trump made to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who he urged to “find” the number of votes he needed to win the election in Georgia and to audit the election results in Fulton County.

The subpoena details that Graham had also made two phone calls to Raffensperger after the 2020 elections, which the South Carolina Republican’s attorneys say he was “well within his rights” to do.