‘It Is Time’: Graham Says Senate to Give Giuliani the ‘Opportunity’ to Testify on Ukraine

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is giving the President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani an opportunity to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Ukraine.

Graham, who is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, made the announcement via Twitter on Tuesday.

The Republican senator noted that he’s “heard on numerous occasions disturbing allegations by [Rudy Giuliani] about corruption in Ukraine and the many improprieties surrounding the firing of former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.”

“Given the House of Representatives’ behavior, it is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine,” Graham continued, adding that he’ll provide Giuliani the “opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to inform the committee of his concerns.”

A whistleblower complaint regarding Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president sparked the Democratic-led House to announce they’d launch a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.

The complaint alleged that Giuliani was a “central figure” in getting Ukraine to dig up dirt on political rival Joe Biden, ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Among those who responded to Graham’s announcement is Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale.

“Open up Pandora’s box!” Parscale tweeted. “Let the Democrats dirty secrets out.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) – who is the ranking member on the committee — welcomed Graham’s request for Giuliani to testify. She wrote in a statement:

“I welcome the opportunity to question Rudy Giuliani under oath about his role in seeking the Ukrainian government’s assistance to investigate one of the president’s political rivals.

Democratic members have plenty of questions for Mr. Giuliani and this would give us an opportunity to help separate fact from fiction for the American people.”

Giuliani also responded to Graham’s invitation.

“Love Lindsey, but I am still a lawyer and I will have to deal with privilege,” he told CNN, adding, “Given the nature of his invitation about my concerns I might be able to do it without discussing privileged information.”

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General Confusion
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“You can’t make up this stuff!” Phyllis

Well, here is something NOT comedic. Apparently, King Donald The Loser is going to pull the US out of the Open Skies treaty.

I want to know what Russia has on him, to make him want to do something like that! You are right. A normal person can’t make this stuff up.

Phyllis Softa
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LOL….Senator Kennedy wants Giuliani to shut up and Lindsey wants Giuliani to talk about his conspiracies under oath…… The comedy writers will one day have to return to the days of earning their paychecks. You can’t make up this stuff!

Phoenix
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Now thats a set up if I’ve ever heard it… he will say anything to implicate Biden and claim privilege for all Democrat questions that ask for his role. If Biden actually did something wrong, then I’m happy he is being called out, but there had to have been less controversial ways of getting the truth out.

Thats why personal lawyers should not be allowed to do any work for the WH in tandem with foriegn governments.

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