Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he believes that President Donald Trump will be acquitted during the upcoming impeachment trial by members of both political parties.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the South Carolina Republican also said he believes that the trial will be over before President Trump gives his annual State of the Union Address Feb. 4.
“I’m hoping this can be done in about a week, and I predict a bipartisan acquittal of President Trump,” Graham said.
“The best thing for the American people is to end this crap as quickly as possible, have a trial in the Senate, bipartisan acquittal of the president, and on February the 4th, when the president comes into the House chamber to deliver the State of the Union, he will have been acquitted by the Senate, he will be the strongest he’s ever been politically,” Graham added.
In addition, Graham said that the Senate would investigate dealings in Ukraine by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
The former vice president is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He has stated publicly that no one has found any evidence of wrongdoing on his part or the part of his son.
Hunter Biden was being paid a reported $50,000 per month as a board member for a Ukrainian energy firm that was under investigation by the country’s top prosecutor.
Joe Biden told an audience at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in 2018 that he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from the Ukrainian government during his tenure as Vice President unless that country fired the prosecutor.
“Well, son of a bitch,” Biden says in video of the event. “He got fired.”