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Why Is Lindsey Graham So Afraid Of Telling The Truth?

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appears to be afraid of telling the truth and has filed a motion in federal court aiming to quash a subpoena after a judge ordered him to testify before a Fulton County special grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s alleged interference in the 2020 election in Georgia.

The Fulton County judge’s order, which Graham received last week, ordered him to appear in court to explain his two phone calls to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in November 2020 as the election unfolded.

“I just filed a motion to quash the subpoena. We’ll see what the court says,” the Republican senator told CNN’s Manu Raju on Wednesday, and claimed he had no involvement in Trump’s efforts, in the lead up to the official election certification, to “find” enough votes to overturn the election.

Graham’s motion claims that the subpoena would force members of Congress to neglect their official job responsibilities under a clause of the Constitution stating that for “any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.”

“What I’m trying to do is do my day job. If we open up county prosecutors being able to call every member of the Senate based on some investigation they think is good for the country, we’re opening Pandora’s Box,” Graham told Fox News in a statement.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the investigation into Trump and his allies, said in court filings that the grand jury needed to hear from Graham about his calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on behalf of Donald Trump.

Willis secured approval for a special grand jury in January in order to “investigate any and all facts and circumstances relating directly or indirectly to possible attempts to disrupt the lawful administration of the 2020 elections in the State of Georgia.”

On Wednesday, reporters pressed Graham on whether he would appear before the grand jury if a judge orders it.

“Call me when the court rules,” Graham said, according to CNN.