LINDSEY GRAHAM DOESN’T THINK TRUMP IS BEING TRANSPARENT ENOUGH ON UKRAINE CONTROVERSY


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey
Graham said on Monday that he has on more than one occasion encouraged President Donald
Trump to release more details about his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr
Zelensky. The call has been garnering attention since
the president’s recent comments about it to reporters: “The conversation I had was largely congratulatory,
with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we
don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption
already in the Ukraine,” Trump reportedly said to the foreign dignitary during the controversial
summer call. Graham told conservative talk radio host Hugh
Hewitt during an interview on his show that, “I would urge him to continue to be as transparent
as possible and tell us as much as he can without compromising executive privilege,
so that we can understand what happened.” The South Carolina Republican said that talks
with other world leaders “should be a fairly privileged circumstance because if it’s
not, I don’t know how you can become president of the United States and be effective in your
job. “But having said this, this whole dust-up
about a whistleblower, I would just urge the President, you know, he’s talking openly
about the conversation, to release as much as possible. And here’s what I think. I
think you’re going to find more about that phone call in the coming days. You’re going
to be surprised about the level of transparency regarding that phone call. And in turn, that
should put pressure on the system to find more about what Joe Biden was talking about. “I believe that President Trump is going
to blow you away with his willingness to disclose and be transparent about this phone call,
because I think he did nothing wrong and he has nothing to hide,” Graham went on. “Get ready for some disclosures from the
president that I think will exceed every expectation,” he added. “I can’t promise you this will
happen, but I think the president will clear the air when it comes to the whistleblower
allegation.”

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