Sen. Lindsey Graham asks Supreme Court to block his Jan. 6 testimony in Georgia

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Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) asked the Supreme Court Friday to block his required appearance before a Georgia grand jury investigating possible attempts by President Donald Trump and his allies to disrupt the state’s 2020 presidential election.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Thursday turned down Graham’s attempt to block a subpoena from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D). Graham had claimed that a sitting senator is shielded from such investigations. A district court judge had said Graham must testify, but narrowed the range of questions prosecutors can ask.

Without a stay of the lower courts’ rulings, Graham’s lawyer Donald F. McGahn told the Supreme Court, “Senator Graham will suffer the precise injury he is appealing to prevent: being questioned in state court about his legislative activity and official acts.”
McGahn, a former counsel to Trump, asked Justice Clarence Thomas, the justice designated to hear emergency requests from the 11th Circuit, for at least a temporary stay. Thomas could act on his own or refer the matter to the entire court.
This is a developing story. It will be updated.

 
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lucas80

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It’s insane how these assholes can dodge stuff consistently. This shouldn’t even be a thing!
Lindsey knows he did something wrong. It will be hilarious if the GOP gets the subpoena power back and someone tells Lindsey to suck it. If he didn’t have to testify they don’t have to.