Lindsey Graham

Graham promises hearing on McCabe’s 25th Amendment allegations

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" that he will hold a hearing regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hosted discussions about removing President Trump via the 25th Amendment.

Details: Graham said he would call both McCabe and Rosenstein for questioning, saying, "The whole point of Congress existing is to provide oversight of the executive branch." He added, "So I promise your viewers the following — that we will have a hearing about who’s telling the truth, what actually happened."

Go deeper: Timeline: Trump's turbulent relationship with Andrew McCabe

Scoop: Trump mused about "military option" in Venezuela with Graham

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told me that as recently as a couple of weeks ago Trump mused to him about the possibility of using military force in Venezuela, where the U.S. government is currently pushing for regime change using diplomatic and economic pressures.

What happened: Graham, recalling his conversation with Trump, said: "He [Trump] said, 'What do you think about using military force?' and I said, 'Well, you need to go slow on that, that could be problematic.' And he said, 'Well, I'm surprised, you want to invade everybody.'"

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