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Congressional Republicans Reject Trump’s Call For Election Delay

Republicans on Capitol Hill took the rare step of speaking out against Donald Trump on Thursday, after he questioned whether the November election should be delayed over false claims about mail-in ballot fraud.

A handful of GOP lawmakers condemned Trump's tweet, saying the election would not be moved.

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Graham Backs Masked Federal Agents Sent By Trump To Arrest And Assault Protesters

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) praised Donald Trump for sending federal law enforcement agents in full tactical military gear into Portland, Oregon, saying Trump "is right to demand that law and order be restored in American cities."

"These protests and riots are getting out of hand, jeopardizing public safety and economic recovery," Graham tweeted Monday afternoon. "If federal law enforcement officials are necessary to do the job and President Trump chooses to go down this path, I completely support him."

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Sen. Graham Using Judiciary Committee To Enact Partisan Vengeance

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

Journalists should treat Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) pending Judiciary Committee hearings into the origins of the FBI's Russia probe as an abuse of power intended as political payback. After all, Graham has explicitly said that would be why he would conduct such an inquiry.

Graham issued a startling threat during an appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on November 14, 2018. House Democrats had just won a majority in the midterm elections, and their incoming committee chairs were proposing rigorous investigations of the Trump administration. But Republicans held the Senate, putting Graham in line to become chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Sen. Graham Seeks Subpoenas To Hype ‘Obamagate’ Conspiracy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department's investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, as Donald Trump and his allies have launched a broad election-year attack on the investigation as a "deep state" conspiracy.

Graham, a close ally of Trump, is effectively turning the investigation on the investigators, asking the officials for documents, communications, and testimony about the FBI's investigation into ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

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