Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday, Jan. 27, that he wants to see former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s unpublished manuscript—in which Bolton reportedly claims President Donald Trump linked Ukrainian aid to the investigations of Democrats,  former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

“I want to see what’s in the manuscript,” Graham told reporters, one day after the report was published by the New York Times. “Yeah, I think that’s important.”

Bolton and his publishing team on Monday denied that they coordinated with the Times or anyone regarding the information in his book. 

“Let’s see what’s in the manuscript, let’s see if it’s relevant, and if it is, I’ll make a decision about Bolton,” Graham said.

“I don’t know if I trust anybody right now,” Graham said when asked if he trusts Bolton, reported the NBC News.

Democrats seized on the report, pushing their call for additional witnesses, particularly Bolton. Graham also made clear that he does not plan to drop the GOP’s efforts to have the Bidens testify in President Trump’s trial.

“He may be a relevant witness, but I’ve also said I want to comply with reasonable requests by the president about the Bidens and their involvement with Burisma,” he said. “We’re not going to get part of it, we’re going to get all of it.”

He doubled down on the issue of calling the Bidens to testify as President Trump’s legal team wrapped up their second day of opening arguments, taking a direct shot at Hunter Biden in the Senate trial.

“It would have been wrong for President Trump to have NOT been worried about the Bidens’ business dealings in Ukraine after the information we heard this afternoon from the President’s defense team,” Graham tweeted. 

President Trump’s legal team on Monday gave a point-by-point defense of the president’s concerns about the Bidens’ potential corruption, arguing that President Trump did nothing wrong when he asked the Ukraine’s leader to look into Joe Biden’s on-camera admission that he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor by withholding $1 billion in the U.S. assistance to the country.

What Biden didn’t reveal, a member of the president’s defense team said, was the the prosecutor was investigating Ukraine’s largest natural gas firm Burisma Holdings at the time, or that Hunter Biden was serving in a highly lucrative position on the company’s board, reported the Fox News.

“Compelling, damning presentations that the Bidens have not been investigated and the allegations against them have not been debunked. They most definitely should not be swept under the rug,” Graham added.

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