Lindsey Graham Defends Trump, Blast Trial 

Daily Report April 30,2024

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted former President Donald Trump’s trial during a CNN appearance. The GOP lawmaker insisted that the charges against the former president won’t change his mind even if they lead to convictions.

Graham made the remarks during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” noting that the former president’s indictments are selective prosecution.

“If he’s convicted in any of these trials, would it change my view? No,” Graham said. “I think all these trials are political. I think it’s selective prosecution. I think what’s going on in New York is an outrage. The case is eight years ago. They created a crime just for Trump. I think it’s selective prosecution for political purposes. I think the Jack Smith trial is selective prosecution. They didn’t go after Clinton, they didn’t go after Biden on classified information breaches. So I think most Americans are not going to decide how to vote based on Trump’s legal troubles, but the troubles they face, inflation, crime, a broken border.”

Trump is currently being tried by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over his alleged hush payment to adult movie star Stormy Daniels. Graham maintained that Bragg’s charges against the former president are a “political hit job.”

“I think the whole thing is a crock. The statute of limitations has long shut out the misdemeanor cases. So this liberal prosecutor in Manhattan came up with a federal campaign violation that the state of New York, Southern District of New York, looked at, the Federal Election Commission, looked at, Jack Smith looked at, and decided not to prosecute. Alvin Bragg took a case that was rejected by the federal government to resurrect these misdemeanors. I think it’s a political hit job on Trump six months before the election. That’s what I think,” he added. “I think the whole thing is BS. Yes, I think it’s all BS, yes, political BS.”

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