Graham threatens to call Volker to testify if Democrats don't release testimony

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate MORE (R-S.C.) on Wednesday threatened to call former special envoy Kurt VolkerKurt VolkerDiplomats describe all-time low in morale at State under Trump Here's what to watch this week on impeachment Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry MORE to testify if House Democrats do not release the full transcript of his testimony behind closed doors last week.

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The South Carolina senator posted in a tweet that if the Democrats do not produce the transcript, "it will be an abuse of power."

"If this continues, I will call Volker before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify publicly to ensure the full story is told."

 

Graham linked to a Fox News report of Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House MORE (R-Ohio) requesting Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Trump's insult-comic act enters danger zone  White House staggers after tumultuous 48 hours MORE (D-Calif.) release a transcript of Volker's testimony before the committee about the controversial call between President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE and the Ukrainian president.

House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry against Trump after a whistleblower report detailed that in the call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump asked for an investigation into 2020 opponent Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren MORE and his son, Hunter. Days before the call, the president withheld military aid to the country, prompting debate over whether there was quid pro quo involved.

Text messages have surfaced that Volker was connecting the president's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHurd: No Ukrainian officials have told State Department 'they felt like their arms were being twisted' House Democrat pledges 'there will be open hearings' in impeachment inquiry Combatting fake news on social media will take a village MORE with Ukrainian officials, prompting him to be called to testify in the House last week.

Volker provided messages to the House showing U.S. officials participating in Trump's requests to dig into Biden's interactions in the country.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE (D-Calif.) has previously hinted that quid pro quo is not necessary to show what the president did was wrong.