While talking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Joe Biden issued an apparent threat to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who just a few days ago requested documents in an effort to get to the bottom of the Bidens’ sketchy dealings with the Ukraine.
Biden stated that Graham is going to “regret” investigating him and his son Hunter “his whole life.”
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On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced that he is requesting documents pertaining to contacts from and between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Obama admin officials, and past Ukrainian President Poroshenko.
Here's what Graham had to tell Sean Hannity about it in a clip from Hannity's show:
East Bay Times has more to say about Biden's apparent threat to Lindsey Graham over the senator's investigation:
Joe Biden said he is “embarrassed” for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham over the Republican’s willingness to do President Donald Trump’s bidding and investigate the former vice president’s actions in Ukraine.
“Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life,” Biden told CNN’s Don Lemon in an interview Friday in South Carolina.
Asked what he would say to Graham, who in the past had expressed his admiration for his long-time Senate colleague, Biden said: “I say Lindsey, I just — I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing, for you. I mean, my Lord.”
Graham, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, this week requested documents related to Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. He is seeking documents from the State Department of Joe Biden’s phone calls with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in February and March 2016 — including whether there was any mention of the country’s investigation into the business activities of Mykola Zlochevsky, who owned the natural gas company, Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden served on the board. There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.
“They have him under their thumb right now. They know he knows that if he comes out against Trump, he’s got a real tough road for reelection, number one,” Biden said of Graham.
“I am disappointed, and quite frankly I’m angered, by the fact — he knows me; he knows my son; he knows there’s nothing to this,” Biden said. “Trump is now essentially holding power over him that even the Ukrainians wouldn’t yield to. The Ukrainians would not yield to, quote, ‘investigate Biden’ — there’s nothing to investigate about Biden or his son.”
Fox News also said:
But Biden's further remarks about Graham drew a response on Twitter from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who wrote that Biden's comments amounted to "a threat to a US Senator," and reminded the former federal prosecutor of "my old mafia cases."
During an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Biden also criticized President Trump, claiming Graham cannot break with the president for fear of losing his Senate seat in 2020.
Lemon told Biden that Graham once called him the "nicest person" and recalled how the two worked together for many years.
After a pause, Biden turned to Lemon and said, "They're asking Lindsey Graham. They have him under their thumb right now. They know he knows if he comes out against Trump he’s got a real tough road for reelection."
On Thursday, Graham -- the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee -- sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the release of any documents related to contacts between Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Graham’s letter, which was released as the final day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump wrapped up, asked Pompeo to release a series of documents and transcripts of conversations in 2016 between Biden and Poroshenko in relation to an investigation into the Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma Holdings.