On Saturday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham stated that he would expose the anonymous whistleblowers in the Ukraine scandal if Democrats move forward with impeachment. Graham made the statement knowing that exposing the whistleblower could bery well endanger his life.
During his statement, Graham also warned against Trump having China pursue any investigations into Joe Biden or his son, Hunter.
On Sunday, it was confirmed that a second whistleblower has come forward about Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine. This whistleblower has direct knowledge about the call between Trump and President Zelensky.
Graham stated that if Democrats follow through with impeaching Trump, he will make sure that the whistleblowers will have to come forward and testify.
“Here’s what’s going to happen: if the whistleblowers’ allegations are turned into an impeachment article it’s imperative that the whistleblower be interviewed in public, under oath, and cross-examined,” Graham told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” promising that “if that doesn’t happen in the House, I’ll make sure it happens in the Senate.”
Graham stated needs to be able to confront his accuser.
“There can be no valid impeachment process unless the president can confront the witnesses against him.”
The whistleblower complaint accuses Trump of using military aid as leverage to pressure Ukraine into investigating Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings. He also pressured the foreign leader into investigating his 2020 political rival Joe Biden.
“I think it’s ridiculous to say the president did something wrong based on the phone call,” Graham said, adding that Trump did not suggest any quid pro quo tying the military aid to the Biden investigation.
The investigation into the Bidens was being spearheaded by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Despite having no evidence, Giuliani continues to accuse Hunter Biden of receiving money from both Ukraine and China as a “pay for play” scheme curry favor with the then-vice president.
Trump recently suggested that China should investigate Biden for the alleged corruption. However, Graham advised against it.
“I think that’s a bad idea,” Graham told host Maria Bartiromo. “I don’t trust anything coming out of China against Biden, Trump, me or you.”
Both China and Ukraine have stated that the accusations Trump and his allies have made against the Bidens are false.