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Lindsey Graham: "Why Did They Change
The Rules" Allowing Whistleblowers
To Cite Hearsay? "This Thing Stinks"

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Posted By: M2, 9/29/2019 4:49:16 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham joined CBS's "Face The Nation" host Margaret Brennan to talk about the impeachment inquiry launched into President Trump this week. "This seems to me like a political setup," Graham said about the whistleblower report that led Democrats to launch the inquiry. "It's all hearsay. You can't get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay. The whistle-blower didn't hear the phone call." "Every American deserves to confront their accuser. So this is a sham, as far as I'm concerned. I want to know who told the whistle-blower about the phone call. I want to know why they changed the rules about whistle-blowers not


Go get 'em, Graham.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LesUNo 9/29/2019 5:04:50 PM (No. 193119)
And why is the minority party in the House not allowed to vote to proceed with the impeachment proceedings? My Representative will not be able to speak for his district.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/29/2019 5:05:39 PM (No. 193120)
Ooooooh! Lindsey is getting mad. He's getting steaming. He's getting all riled up. And we know what that means - - 473 more appearances on network talk shows. That'll fix 'em!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: excalgalcg 9/29/2019 5:12:00 PM (No. 193124)
What woke Lindsey up? Limbaugh and several others wanted to know why the heck the Senate hasn’t acted before this. Geesh they are in the majority and this ridiculous impeachment is going nowhere. Can we see some toughness coming out of the Senate to support this POTUS?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chillijilli 9/29/2019 5:15:00 PM (No. 193127)
I totally agree with him. How and WHY did those rules get changed? There had to be a PLAN in place that required the rules to be changed to fit their agenda. After all these years, rules "just happen" to get changed so hearsay is allowed. And coincidentally, what do you know, a whistleblower THEN comes forward with hearsay evidence? Imagine that. And I love it when he gets mad because he's always reasonable and logical and the media gives him some elbow room for a soundbite.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm 9/29/2019 5:30:47 PM (No. 193135)
With an accusation of a criminal matter, Trump has the constitutional right to confront his actual accuser not a second-hand purveyor of hearsay.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ronbet 9/29/2019 5:36:29 PM (No. 193139)
Senator talks a lot about what he whants to see, but he makes nothing happen. He's a committee chairman for gosh sakes!.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/29/2019 5:36:48 PM (No. 193140)
Yeah it was a set up. Is the Deep State real? You bet.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 9/29/2019 5:43:06 PM (No. 193143)
How are the subpoenas coming along that you promised us for the Kavanaugh scandal Lindsey? A lot of talk Lyndsey. You're very excellent talker.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy 9/29/2019 5:45:34 PM (No. 193144)
Find out why Mr Graham ,’ve been the chairman of the Judicial Committee since January!! Zero results from the majority senate .
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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy 9/29/2019 5:47:00 PM (No. 193147)
Stay off TV & do your job Mr Graham, you are a disappointment.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Geoman 9/29/2019 6:15:36 PM (No. 193170)
I'd bet the ranch that the DNC, like they did with Fusion GPS and the manufactured Russian conspiracy against President Trump paid for the actual drafting of the so-called whistleblower complaint, which was being written at the time the House rule change was made. The entire episode is a continuation of a criminal conspiracy involving both elected and unelected government officials.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 9/29/2019 7:50:04 PM (No. 193232)
Yeah, good question, Lindsey. How 'bout you get off TV asking silly questions and get on it? I repeat myself, but Lindsey is useless, and I don't think he's changed much at all post JMac. He jockeyed for the position as head of the JC with a bunch of tough talk just so he could stall and do nothing to support his friends across the isle. DO NOT trust Lindsey Graham!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bighambone 9/29/2019 8:36:23 PM (No. 193275)
After Congress passes a law like the “whistleblower” laws that relate to the federal agencies, those agencies are required implement the law by creating formal Federal Regulations that comport with the law in accordance with the administrative procedures laws. Once those regulations are in force, and in this case the regulation that specifies what constitutes a legitimate complaint to an agency Inspector General, as an example, the complainant must have personal first hand knowledge of the wrongdoing in the agency that he or she is reporting to that agency’s Inspector General. The Inspector General or any other high mucky-muck manager or supervisor cannot lawfully change the regulation “secretly” as some news reports alleged, without the agency formally going through the administrative procedure law requirements that include public notice in the Federal Register soliciting public comment. That procedure takes many months. If those procedures were not followed, you can be your boots that there is a conspiracy at a high level of the Intelligence Community to attack Trump for political purposes. Federal Agency Inspector Generals only have administrative authority and jurisdiction in their agency, and do not have authority or jurisdiction to accept complaints or investigate the President in relation to his foreign policy initiatives or other White House business. In this specific case the Criminal Division of the Justice Dept. told the Inspector General that fact, and that it would not be appropriate to forward that compliant to the Intelligence Committees of Congress since the compliant did not relate to Agency intelligence matters. The Inspector General still took it upon himself to forward the compliant to the Democrat controlled congressional house committees. Interestingly enough before being appointed to his current job as Inspector General he was employed as a lawyer in the Criminal Division of the Justice Dept.
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