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Republican Lindsey Graham to withhold ‘any key vote’ until CIA briefs him on Khashoggi

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he would withhold his vote on any key issue, including upcoming spending bills, until the CIA briefs senators about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“I am not going to be denied the ability to be briefed by the CIA, that we have oversight of, about whether or not their assessment supports my belief that this could not have happened without MBS (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman) knowing,” Graham told reporters.

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If the briefing supports his view the crown prince knew about it, “there will be no more business as usual with Saudi Arabia.”

“I’m talking about any key vote, anything that you need me for to get out of town, I ain’t doing it until we hear from the CIA,” Graham said, adding “I just did” when asked if he had told President Donald Trump.


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Franklin Graham: Chick-Fil-A CEO ‘assured me’ they aren’t changing their anti-LGBTQ ways

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Franklin Graham wants to assure the many right wing religious extremists who this week went ballistic over news the Christian chicken chain Chick-fil-A was ending donations to two anti-LGBTQ non-profits that they can rest easy. Chick-fil-A will continue to be as anti-LGBTQ as they please, he says.

Graham told his 8 million Facebook followers that he personally picked up the phone and called Chick-fil-A Chairman, CEO, and president Dan Cathy to get the scoop.

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Impeachment hearings opened the door for the GOP to dump ‘lawless, cruel and corrupt’ Trump for good: conservative columnist

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In a column for The Washington Post this Friday, conservative journalist Jennifer Rubin writes that this week's impeachment hearings has changed how she'll think about political candidates in the future.

When it comes to impeachment, it's simply a matter of "common sense, decency, and values," Rubin argues. "Since these things matter most on the most consequential issue we have faced since Trump was elected — nothing less than the survival of our democracy — it is those things that should guide our political choices." Knowledge of history, understanding who our allies are, a deep belief in the power of the oath of office, media literacy -- all thing that are required if we are to make good political choices, according to Rubin.

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Lev Parnas wants to testify — and attorney says ‘he has hard—HARD—first-hand evidence’

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One of Rudy Giuliani's indicted henchman wants to testify -- and his attorney says he's got "first-hand evidence."

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman, and the Parnas has indicated that he wants to speak to congressional investigators.

"Lev grew up in Brooklyn, has no criminal record or Russian Mob ties, and is a proud American citizen," said his attorney Joseph Bondy. "He’s not afraid of #POTUS or polonium, hopes to testify under oath — unlike #RudyGiuliani — and to be subjected to cross-examination under penalties of perjury. #LetLevSpeak"

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