Archiv: Lindsey Graham


20.05.2020 - 12:41 [ the Hill ]

Graham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election

Graham’s timeline, which was first reported by The Hill last week, would have him releasing a report on the committee’s probe only weeks before the November election, where Trump is set to face off against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

In addition to the Senate panel examining Crossfire Hurricane, the name for the FBI investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling and the Trump campaign, Graham has said that his investigation will also look at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA court.

09.01.2020 - 16:34 [ theHill.com ]

Paul fires back at Graham over Iran criticism: ‚He insults the Constitution‘

Graham told reporters on Wednesday that he thought Paul and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) were „overreacting“ by criticizing comments made during a closed-door Iran briefing.

„They’re libertarians,“ Graham said. „I think they’re overreacting, quite frankly. Go debate all you want to. I’m going to debate you. Trust me, I’m going to let people know that at this moment in time to play this game with the war powers act … whether you mean to or not, you’re empowering the enemy.“

09.01.2020 - 15:57 [ Washington Post ]

How Trump decided to kill a top Iranian general

(03.01.2019)

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a meeting with reporters Friday that Soleimani was killed after U.S. officials recently became aware of intelligence that showed the “size, scale, scope” of what he was planning, which led them to conclude that there was a greater risk in not taking action than in doing so.

09.01.2020 - 15:08 [ MSNBC ]

Pres. Trump, advisers face mounting pressure to justify Soleimani attack intel

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that no lives were lost after Iran fired ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. and coalition forces overnight. Trump said the U.S. would add new sanctions on Iran, but seemed to seek de-escalation. Meanwhile, Trump and his advisers are facing more pressure to provide justification for the airstrike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Soleimani. Senators and congressmembers found a Wednesday intelligence briefing to be wholly insufficient.

26.10.2019 - 16:49 [ Antiwar.com ]

Lindsey Graham: ‘Steal Syria’s Oil To Pay for US Occupation!’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been chewing down his fingernails ever since President Trump’s first suggestion that US troops should come home from the Middle East. Last December, when Trump made it clear that he wanted to end the US troop presence in Syria and let the people of the region take care of their own problems, Graham took to an accommodating media (across the supposed ideological spectrum) to slam, damn, and threaten the president for even entertaining such a thought.

16.10.2019 - 18:48 [ Lindsey Graham, US Senator / Twitter ]

I worry we will not have allies in the future against radical Islam, ISIS will reemerge, & Iran’s rise in Syria will become a nightmare for Israel.

I fear this is a complete and utter national security disaster in the making and I hope President Trump will adjust his thinking.

11.10.2019 - 14:10 [ theHill.com ]

Graham-Trump rollercoaster hits dizzying speed

More recently, Trump and Graham have battled over foreign policy after Graham tweeted that the administration’s decision not to retaliate militarily to Iran’s downing of an American drone “was clearly seen by the Iranian regime as a sign of weakness.”

Trump bristled, insisting, “No Lindsey, it was a sign of strength that some people just don’t understand!”

He later mocked Graham’s support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, asking reporters “how did going into Iraq work out?”

08.10.2019 - 15:44 [ derStandard.at ]

Trump bringt mit Syrien-Rückzug Republikaner gegen sich auf

Auf Twitter kündigte Senator Graham eine Resolution im Senat an, um die Entscheidung umzukehren, sollte der Plan vorangetrieben werden. Der Türkei drohte er zudem Sanktionen an, sollte sie „einen Fuß nach Syrien setzen“: „Ich hoffe, ich mache klar, wie kurzsichtig und verantwortungslos diese Entscheidung aus meiner Sicht ist“, hielt Graham fest.

03.08.2019 - 20:02 [ Matt Duss, Foreign Policy Advisor for @SenSanders / Twitter ]

.@LindseyGrahamSC: „I didn’t sign up for Bernie Sanders’s foreign policy.” If you did you might’ve gotten it right on Iraq, Senator. Or Iran. Or Yemen. Or North Korea. I’ll put @BernieSanders‘ foreign policy judgement up against yours any day.

03.08.2019 - 19:56 [ Washington Post ]

Lindsey Graham warns Trump administration against Afghanistan withdrawal

Graham concluded the brief interview with a direct political shot that invoked Trump’s most left-wing Democratic challenger: “To go to zero would be reckless and dangerous — against sound military advice, [and instead following] Bernie Sanders’s military advice. I didn’t sign up for Bernie Sanders’s foreign policy.”

19.07.2019 - 11:18 [ Manu Raju, Senior Congressional Correspondent, @CNN / Twitter ]

Just asked Omar about the chants, and she says of Trump: „I believe he is a fascist.“ Responding to Lindsey Graham, who said if she were wearing a MAGA hat Trump wouldn’t have said ‚go back:‘ „Because I criticized the president, I should be deported?“

15.07.2019 - 21:53 [ Jewish Telegraphic Agency ]

Republican Jewish Coalition: Democratic congresswomen Trump targeted are communists who hate Jews and America

The Republican Jewish Coalition also agrees with Graham. It tweeted a clip of his statement, made to Fox News, and wrote “He isn’t wrong.”

Asked to elaborate, an RJC spokesman wrote to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “we simply believe that everything Senator Graham says in this clip is correct, both in fact and sentiment.”

15.07.2019 - 21:45 [ CNN ]

Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen ‚a bunch of communists‘

„Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country,“ Graham said during an appearance on „Fox and Friends.“ „They’re calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, ‚concentration camp guards.‘ They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.“

05.04.2019 - 02:28 [ The Charlotte Observer ]

South Carolina should become part of Israel, Syrian UN diplomat says after Trump move

The decision was denounced by Syria and many other world powers that still recognize the Golan Heights as Syrian territory. Jaafari told the U.N. the territory would not “be part of some damned and wicked deal, or a pawn to be exchanged for support in your electoral games,” Newsweek reported.

31.12.2018 - 21:16 [ Press TV ]

Trump defends withdrawing US troops from Syria

Trump made the comments on Monday, one day after Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the US leader, told reporters at the White House that Trump will reevaluate the withdrawal plan for Syria.

23.08.2018 - 09:49 [ Consortium News ]

US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims

(12.12.2016) we draw on decades of senior-level experience – with emphasis on cyber-intelligence and security – to cut through uninformed, largely partisan fog. Far from hiding behind anonymity, we are proud to speak out with the hope of gaining an audience appropriate to what we merit – given our long labors in government and other areas of technology. And corny though it may sound these days, our ethos as intelligence professionals remains, simply, to tell it like it is – without fear or favor.

We have gone through the various claims about hacking. For us, it is child’s play to dismiss them. The email disclosures in question are the result of a leak, not a hack.

23.08.2018 - 09:46 [ CBS News ]

FBI, DNI back CIA judgment that Russia meddled in election and favored Trump

(16.12.2016) “Earlier this week, I met separately with (Director) FBI James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” Brennan wrote, U.S. intelligence sources confirmed. “The three of us also agree that our organizations, along with others, need to focus on completing the thorough review of this issue that has been directed by President Obama and which is being led by the DNI.”

23.08.2018 - 09:42 [ CBS News ]

Obama, GOP senators call for probe to examine Russia’s meddling in U.S. election

(9.12.2016) “See, the problem with hacking is that if they’re able to disrupt elections, then it’s a national security issue, obviously,” McCain told the Post.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who’s close with McCain, told CNN earlier this week that he thinks Russia “did interfere with our elections.”

“It’s pretty clear to me that Wikileaks was designed to hurt [Democratic presidential nominee Hillary] Clinton and it could be us tomorrow,” Graham said. “I’m going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia.”