Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared on the Fox News primetime show “Hannity” on Tuesday night and brought clarity to the Senate’s procedure following this impeachment inquiry in the House.
Hannity asked Graham about the rules of admission regarding evidence and hearsay and what was going to be allowed in the Senate. Graham responded that there would have to be a resolution passed with 51 votes setting the terms and conditions of a trial in the Senate.
The senator said that he would insist on a resolution that said the federal rules of evidence presented the case would apply to the House so President Trump’s defense team could object to hearsay. He added that 95% of the testimony falls in this category.
Graham also said he would insist on honoring the ability to call one’s accuser. He said that you have a right to call the whistleblower into the Senate hearing, that it is “basic due process.”
Hannity then added that he could not imagine a chief justice allowing hearsay evidence that would not be allowable in the court of law. He said the would believe that a chief justice of the Supreme Court would “not go along with the very clear, unambiguous language of the constitution.”
Graham asked, “Is it too much to ask that President Trump be given the same rights as every other American?”
Hannity also brought up the Biden issue with Graham. He said that the Democrats are saying that nobody is questioning their credibility. Graham interjected, “Nobody’s looked.” Hannity retorted, “I’m looking.”
Hannity said that Biden is admitting to withholding money unless the Ukraine prosecutor is fired, and that led to his son getting millions.
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Written by Rich Stevenson
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