Lindsey Graham on potential Trump indictment: 'Take this all the way' to Supreme Court


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., spoke out Saturday against a possible indictment of former President Donald Trump from the Manhattan District Attorney's office, urging the 2024 GOP presidential candidate to fight back and "take this all the way to the damn Supreme Court."

"The prosecutor in New York has done more to help Donald Trump get elected president than any single person in America today," said Graham, speaking from Charleston, South Carolina, at the Palmetto Family Council's Vision '24 Forum, a prominent conservative Christian event.

In New York City, "you're lucky if you don't get mugged on the way to where you're going. Is this really the most important thing going on in Manhattan?" Graham questioned. "I think this is an effort that's ongoing, never ending to destroy Donald Trump, everything around Donald Trump."

Graham also questioned the legal reasoning behind the potential indictment, quoting a New York Times report that said the possible charges rested on an "untested and therefore risky legal theory."

"They're making stuff up that they've never used against anybody because they hate Trump. That's what this is. They're brewing a legal cocktail, to try to come up with some bizarre theory," Graham said. "The law never used by anybody in New York, just because they hate Trump. You know why they're doing this? Because they're afraid of Trump. That's why they're doing it."

Graham referred to the targeting of Trump as "selective prosecution" and said that if he were Trump, he would "take this all the way to the damn Supreme Court."

The comments from Graham, who has endorsed Trump in the 2024 race for president, follow reports that the Manhattan District Attorney's office may be preparing to issue an indictment for alleged hush money payments Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016.

A court source told Fox News Digital that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office will meet with law enforcement to "discuss logistics for some time next week, which would mean that they are anticipating an indictment next week."

The potential indictment would likely stem from the years-long investigation surrounding Trump's alleged hush money scandal involving porn actress Stormy Daniels. Towards the end of the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen sent $130,000 to Daniels to prevent her from disclosing her 2006 affair with Trump. Trump reimbursed Cohen through installments.... (Read more)

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