Lindsey Graham to the Rescue? Don’t Count on it.

The Mid-Day Campaign Update

Ok. Now do Stacey Abrams. – In an interview on CNN last night, doddering, often drunk House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – whose eyebrows rise further up her massive forehead with each passing congressional recess – referred to President Donald Trump as being “morbidly obese.” First Lady Melania Trump thinks of the President more as being “pleasingly plump.”

You can’t win at this game, Madam Speaker. Neither can Ms. Abrams.

Is Senator Lindsey Graham actually about to hold an Obamagate hearing? – Don’t bet the farm on it yet, but yesterday the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee did at least schedule a hearing to debate whether or not to issue subpoenas to potential witnesses.

Of course, Graham set the agenda for his May 21 hearing in such a way to ensure that at least two more weeks would go by before the committee votes on the question. At that June 4 hearing, assuming the Republicans on the committee hold together (not a safe assumption in the RINO-filled Senate) to approve the question, you can be sure that many more weeks would then pass before Graham actually schedules additional hearing to begin questioning the witnesses.

From the Committee notice, here is the list of possible witnesses Graham will propose to subpoena to testify:

Trisha Anderson, Brian Auten, James Baker, William Barr, Dana Boente, Jennifer Boone, John Brennan, James Clapper, Kevin Clinesmith, James Comey, Patrick Conlon, Michael Dempsey, Stuart Evans, Tashina Gauhar, Carl Ghattas, Curtis Heide, Kathleen Kavalec, David Laufman, Stephen Laycock, Jacob Lew, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Mary McCord, Denis McDonough, Arthur McGlynn, Jonathan Moffa, Sally Moyer, Mike Neufield, Sean Newell, Victoria Nuland, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Stephanie L. O’Sullivan, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, John Podesta, Samantha Power, E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Sarah Raskin, Steve Ricchetti, Susan Rice, Rod Rosenstein, Gabriel Sanz-Rexach, Nathan Sheets, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Glenn Simpson, Steve Somma, Peter Strzok, Michael Sussman, Adam Szubin, Jonathan Winer, Christopher Wray, and Sally Yates.

Graham is at least pretend-focused on the FBI’s code-named “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation that began in July 2016, and which led to the illegal spying operations on the Trump Campaign, Trump Transition Team and even into the Trump Administration. That spying was conducted under the aegis of four successive FISA warrants which the FBI fraudulently obtained based on the Steel Dossier.

If you think I’m being overly harsh on Sen. Graham, keep in mind that the South Carolina Senator has held the Judiciary Chairman’s seat since January 2019. Since well before that time, there has been plenty of information in the public domain to justify issuing these subpoenas and convening hearings on the matter. Yet, Graham has spent the last 17 months promising to hold such hearings on various Fox News programs, and then contriving excuses why he just couldn’t do so at that time.

It has been obvious for months now that his real plan was to get all the way through the end of this year – after which the Chair will go back to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley – without having done a damn thing. But something or someone has obviously finally prodded Graham into at least taking this tentative first step.

When you look at how this process will likely play out, even if the Committee votes to move forward, it is highly unlikely to issue any findings until well into 2021, at the earliest. Think about it:

– The conducting of hearings with this many witnesses would consume weeks of time, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to allow this committee to shift all of its focus away from its core responsibility of confirming Trump-nominated judges and administration officials;

– Under normal circumstances, the Senate would only be in session for about a third of the 190 or so days remaining between now and the end of the year. Ongoing issues related to the Wuhan Virus will dictate that it is in session for substantially fewer days than that.

– That means, under optimal conditions, the committee might – might – be able to finish taking testimony by Election Day, November 3.

– After that, you’re going to consume probably another 3 months just dealing with Democrat delaying tactics, not to mention lawsuits filed by the Democrats’ Lawfare army.

– Then, it’s going to take another 3 to 6 months to get a final report written.

Add that all up, and even if the minimum time frames mentioned above are consumed, you are all the way into May/June of next year.

Oh, and in case you’re thinking that, hey, at least Graham will be able to chastise these corrupt people in public hearings in the meantime, think again. It’s a very safe bet that Graham and his fellow RINOs will quickly agree to Democrat demands to hold the hearings during which testimony is taken behind closed doors.

Thus, Senator Graham will have accomplished his obvious goal of doing nothing to advance the cause of justice through his committee for his entire two year term as its chairman.

This is the DC Swamp at its worst.

That is all.

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13 thoughts on “Lindsey Graham to the Rescue? Don’t Count on it.

  1. Gregg - May 19, 2020

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 17 sleep Zs represents the 17 months Lightweight Grahamesty has done NOTHING but spew schiff so far.

    Wake me up in a year when something happens.

    There are many RINOs who wouldn’t have a problem losing the Senate (as long as they keep their seat), and keeping the House operating under Nancy Klink during the Trump Presidency.

    That is the reality of American and GOP politics.

    1. Boarwild - May 19, 2020

      Agreed Gregg – which begs the question: is our political system irretrievably broken?

      1. brian - May 19, 2020

        To answer your question whether its irretrievably broken…

        Depends on what you are willing to fight for. Fighting this war will require that you put your body on the line. Assembling in front of the Capital buildings and demand the Constitution be upheld and honored.

        Look to Hong Kong for an example of what really should be happening in the USA. MILLIONS of citizens on the streets being gassed, pepper sprayed, arrested, beaten, for what??? Freedom. This is happening every day for months now. Media doesn’t show it because they, the marxist Dems, don’t want that repeated here.

        The alternative… Welcome to your new marxist home. You will need a permit to assemble, to travel. You will wait in line just as breadline Bernie dreams of, for basic groceries, you get substandard consumer goods, corruption will increase to levels unheard of as it does in all communist countries. Education isn’t education you want. Bleak… yes. but this is what awaits if you don’t fight back.

    2. 45Bravo - May 20, 2020

      And why do we have so many RINOs to contend with? Perhaps it is due to the FACT that many of US fail to take the appropriate action to REMOVE said RINOs when it counts. During the Republican Primary Season, aka RINO HUNTING Season. I have voted to remove and replace on of the top RINOs in the Senate, John “Wayne” Cornyn in hs past two contests, yet there he is. Good Grief!

  2. Sharon Campbell - May 19, 2020

    I agree with you, David. Lindsey Graham will do nothing but talk, that’s all he’s good for, pontificating. I always wondered about his being such buds with McCain. Now we have confirmation. Graham is another McCain!

    1. brian - May 19, 2020

      No Sharon hes worse than McStain… Hes a wannabe McStain but can’t even pull that off.

  3. brian - May 19, 2020

    I personally don’t think anyone got to the bloviating parasite Graham, Mr Blackmon. I think its more to him being able to say he started an investigation but didn’t have time to finish it. So it wasn’t his fault he did nothing while sitting at the helm and his electorate will vote the parasite in again… next time hes up for re-election.

    The time line forgot a few things like the week or two where Lindsey will have a bipartisan meeting(s) on framing the question acceptable to both parties. When that gets hammered out THEN they can vote on the question. Then comes the ‘bipartisan’ meetings on which ‘witnesses’ will be called with as many possible stalls as Dems can muster and McStain 1.05 working so very hard to come to an agreement between the parties. Its a fake show… period.

    The only thing that the blustering parasite 1.05 will fight to the death over is getting in front of a camera. People like Tucker and Maria B need to get the waste of skin in front of the camera and REALLY rake him over the coals. Let people see him for what he is…

  4. D3F1ANT - May 19, 2020

    Graham will make sure to deep six it…

  5. marty lopez - May 19, 2020

    Linsey would have made a great mob lawyer

  6. Justista - May 19, 2020

    Lindsey fears the deep state will out him if he tries too hard

  7. Mimi - May 19, 2020

    What got to Graham? Seriously? MARIA BARTIROMO is what got to Graham. She had him on her show two weeks ago and went through every single time – by date – that he promised to do something and asked him why so many promises and so little follow up. That was followed by Mollie Hemmingway’s article in the Federalist which was a letter to McConnell telling him the Senate would NOT stay Republican if they didn’t do something with all the information coming out of the declassified intel. TWO HEROS FOR THE GOOD SIDE.

  8. Sir Cumference - May 19, 2020

    Graham is all talk and no action.

  9. rongarland1 - May 20, 2020

    I want someone from South Carolina to tell me how Graham keeps getting reelected? He is an obvious fraud in a very conservative state. Why do they put up with his lies?

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