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'If I were Lindsey Graham, I'd be incredibly worried' after grand jury appearance: former GA lawmaker
During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Katie Phang Show,' a former Georgia state senator who has appeared before the Fulton County special grand jury looking into election tampering in the 2020 presidential election suggested Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) may be in trouble.
Graham recently appeared before the grand jury after failing to avoid a subpoena where he was expected to be asked about calls he made to Georgia election officials questioning the voting results that led to President Joe Biden receiving Georgia's 16 Electoral College votes.
After asking about the upcoming Georgia election run-off to fill a still-pending U.S. Senate seat, Phang asked former lawmaker Jen Jordan "While I have you here, Senator Lindsey Graham testified before a Georgia special grand jury this past week. That grand jury is investigating efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results."
"Fulton County prosecutors wanting to question Lindsey Graham about phone calls he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the weeks after the election," the MSNBC host added. "Jan, should Lindsey Graham be worried about his legal exposure?"
"Yeah, they all should be," Jordan shot back. "Look, the way that the district attorney in Fulton County has been putting together this case, kind of brick-by-brick, clearly from my perspective it looks like they're trying to build a RICO case that is really problematic for anybody who is involved."
"That is the whole point with RICO," she elaborated. "If you are just kind of one of the bricks, one of the cogs, one of the people who did something to move the conspiracy along, and you are gonna get caught up in it.'
"The district attorney has been very very serious about this," she continued. "If I were Lindsey Graham, if i were any of these folks, Rudy Giuliani, I would be incredibly worried."
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Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will never be able to follow through with his promise to chair hearings about the pandemic response because Republicans did not gain control of the Senate in the midterm elections.
"There have been all these House Republican calls for investigations into the origins of COVID and saying they're gonna bring you up to Capitol Hill," CBS host Margaret Brennan told Fauci in an interview that aired on Sunday. "Do you think that wanes as you step down?"
"Well, I don't think it's gonna wane for me because they're already saying, the Republicans, that had they won the Senate, they would be bringing me before the committee that Rand Paul would be- likely would be chairing," Fauci said.
"That's not going to happen because the Senate is not in the Republican control. But the Republican House has said that they're going to- and that's fine with me," he added. "I'm very much in favor of- of legitimate oversight. Absolutely. I mean, I've testified before Congress, given the 38 years that I've been director, literally hundreds of times, in many oversight hearings."
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Early Sunday morning, former president Donald Trump picked up where he left off late Saturday night, attacking special counsel Jack Smith who will be taking over the DOJ's Mar-a-Lago investigation at the behest of Attorney General Merrick Garland.
On Thursday, Smith made his first move with a stern letter to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that is expected to pave the way for the Justice Department to investigate the theft of government documents hidden at Mar-a-Lago without interference from Trump-appointed Judge Aileen Cannon.
That has, in turn, led to the former president to begin a drumbeat of complaints about Smith in an attempt to smear him before he gets deeply involved in investigating Trump and his cronies.
Late Saturday, Trump wrote on his Truth Social account, "This sounds fair, doesn’t it? The 'Justice' Department is CORRUPT. Offered Christopher Steele $1,000,000 to lie about me, paid Russian a fortune to 'get Trump,' told Facebook not to mention the Hunter Biden Laptop before the Election, 'it was Russian disinformation,”'when the KNEW it was not. Is Trump Hater Jack Smith going to investigate that? Will his Trump Hating boss, Lisa M, allow him to investigate the reason for January 6th, the corrupt 2020 Election, or the troops I recommended be sent?"
Not content with that, early Sunday morning, he continued, "Jack Smith (nice, soft name, isn’t it?), is a political hit man, who is totally compromised, and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our already highly WEAPONIZED & CORRUPT 'Justice' Department and FBI, which are stuffed with, and listening to, Radical Left 'MONSTERS,' who will cause difficulties for our Country the likes of which we have not seen before. By the way, OBAMA SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN (and got caught!), & what about the MASSIVE Joe & Hunter BIDEN CORRUPTION (Evidence already in!)?"
Not content with that, moments later he all-capped: "THE FAKE NEWS IS THE MOST CORRUPT OF ALL. THEY ARE TRULY THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - THE ENEMY OF THE USA. TURN IN THE SUPREME COURT LEAKER!"