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After being petitioned by a Georgia grand jury in a Trump election case, Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., on Tuesday that she never proposed any state discount ballots for political reasons.
“The bottom line is I called Arizona to find out how their system works. I called Nevada to find out how you can validate signatures. I called Georgia to see if you knew about these allegations. “That’s the kind of job I do, right? I never suggested that anyone cut ballots for any political reason,” Graham told “The Brian Kilmeade Show.”
Graham and formerly New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among seven people who petitioned a Georgia prosecutor last week as part of the state’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump for adding to allegations that Democrat Joe Biden illegally won the 2020 election.
RUDY GIULIANI, LINDSEY GRAHAM PETITION GEORGIA GRAND JURY IN TRUMP ELECTION CASE
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has filed petitions with the judge presiding over the special grand jury as part of his investigation into his alleged “multi-state, coordinated Trump Campaign plan to influence the results of the November 2020 elections in Georgia and elsewhere. ”
Willis, who took this unusual step of requesting a special grand jury earlier this year, confirmed that he and his team were looking into a phone call in January 2021 in which Trump pushed the Secretary of Georgia State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes needed for for him to win the state.
In the petition submitted to the judge, Willis wrote that Graham made at least two phone calls to Raffensperger and members of his staff in the weeks after the November 2020 election. In those calls, Graham asked about in re-examining some absentee ballots “to explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome for former President Donald Trump,” he wrote.
Lawyers said for Graham Fox News Digital that the petition is purely political.
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Graham said the main line is that the Jan. 6 Committee was not designed to get to the truth, but instead created a narrative that Donald Trump should never run again.
“We all saw what happened on January 6. It was a horrible day. But this committee was set up in a dangerous way.”
Danielle Wallace and Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.