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Sen. Lindsey Graham confesses he thinks Trump is a liar — while brushing off the president’s scandals

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

On Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attempted to brush President Donald Trump’s scandals under the rug while interviewing with Fox News Host Neil Cavuto.

Graham confessed that he didn’t always believe that Trump told the truth but argued his actions mean more than his words.

While talking about campaign fiance violations, Russian hacking, and adult film star Stormy Daniels, Cavuto asked, “Do you believe everything the president has said on these subjects?”

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“No. He is always under siege. He is saying this one minute and that the next. It’s what he does that matters,” Graham responded.

He added, “He is like every other person. Bill Clinton lied about having sexual relationships with that woman. I voted against that article of impeachment because I think most people would lie to protect their family.”

“I’m the one Republican to vote against that article of impeachment because I think the average person in that circumstance would be compelled to lie,” he said. “Did Trump do some of this? I don’t know, but I think I would at least understand it. Lying about sex wasn’t enough for me then and it’s not enough now.”

Watch the full interview below via Fox News.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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By undoing Obama’s nursing home regulations, Trump opened the door for the deaths we’re seeing

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