Lindsey Graham on Whether He Believes Trump’s Hush Money Defenses: ‘NO!’


After some strong initial resistance, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has become one of President Donald Trump‘s staunchest defenders. But even he can’t wrap his head around some of the president’s stories — as they relate to hush money payouts and the Russia probe.

Appearing on Your World Friday, Graham argued that any hush money payouts to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal shouldn’t be regarded as an illegal use of campaign funds.

“They weren’t campaign funds,” Graham said. “They tried this with John Edwards. He had a mistress. She had a child. She got money. They [said] ‘you’re using money from the campaign to silence her to benefit your campaign.’ It went to a trial. Hung jury and acquittal. This is Trump’s own money to pay somebody making a claim he denies. He has done this in the past. Famous people find themselves in this spot all the time.”

From there, host Neil Cavuto put this question directly to the Palmetto State senator.

“Do you believe everything the president has said on these subjects?” Cavuto asked.

Graham’s reply?

“No!” The Senator said, laughing at the absurd prospect. “No!”

Graham may not buy all of what the president is saying, but he also doesn’t blame him for telling tall tales.

“He’s always under siege,” Graham said. “He’s saying this one minute and that the next. It’s what he does that matters. He’s like every other person.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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