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Politics Lindsey Graham: Trump asking China to investigate Biden 'was stupid' but not impeachable

02:55  21 october  2019
02:55  21 october  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Trump also asked the Ukrainian leader to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and US DOJ declined to bring a case because it found that asking the Ukrainians to investigate Biden was not something of monetary value, and therefore Lindsey Graham , a South Carolina Republican, said

Trump ’s plea to China for an investigation into the Bidens came almost immediately after he They should investigate the Bidens .” Trump ’s remarks underscored his claim that he did nothing “Someone should inform the president that impeachable offenses committed on national television

Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks it was a "stupid" move for President Trump to ask China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

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In a Sunday Axios HBO interview, the South Carolina Republican declined to call Trump's request an impeachable action but nonetheless joined a handful of Senate Republicans in admonishing the president.

"As to asking China to look into Biden, that was stupid," he said. "Nobody believes that China would be fair to Biden, Trump, me or you, or anybody. Bad idea. That didn't last very long. I think that's a frustrated Trump who feels like there's two different games, that people in [the media] are never gonna really sit down and talk to Hunter Biden unless it's a softball interview."

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  Cruz denounces Trump's call for China to probe Bidens Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, becoming one of only a handful of Republican senators to openly criticize the brazen request for foreign interference in the 2020 election. © Mark Wilson/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz. “Of course not,” Cruz said to host Margaret Brennan during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday, when questioned whether it was appropriate for Trump to ask Beijing to probe the Biden family.

On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) stated that President Trump is breaking the law by asking foreign leaders to find dirt on his political opponents and that his comments about China and Ukraine investigating the Bidens are an

“Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens . Because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine." Trump has repeatedly hammered Hunter Biden 's foreign business dealings over the last few weeks as he's defended urging the Ukrainian president to

Soon after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump over his July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, during which he pressed the foreign leader to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, the president recommended that China investigate the Bidens as well.

"Well, I would think that, if they were honest about it, they'd start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump told reporters after being asked what he hoped Ukraine would do. "It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens because how does a company that’s newly formed and all these companies, if you look at — and by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens."

The comment drew backlash from both Democrats and some Republicans, including Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Ted Cruz of Texas, Susan Collins of Maine, and GOP Rep. Will Hurd.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Biden for his son's business dealings in Ukraine while he was still vice president, but there has been no evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden. The younger Biden also has connections to Patrick Ho, a high-ranking Chinese businessman who was charged by the Justice Department with global corruption and bribery in 2017.

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