Lindsey Graham Claims His Phone Was Hacked

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Earlier in the week, Senator Lindsey Graham accused Joe Biden of being “afraid” of his leftwing, antisemitic base during an interview on Fox News. 

Graham joined America Reports to discuss the recent spate of pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protests occurring all over the United States on college campuses.

“Karine Jean-Pierre at the top there, there wasn’t a whole lot of update from the president, but she did say that that Biden would deliver the keynote address at the Holocaust Day of Remembrance on May 7. He’s going to travel to Capitol Hill to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Day of Remembrance ceremony,” noted anchor Sandra Smith. “So he is going to speak in a few days on this. But just a real quick final question to you. She [Jean-Pierre] just said when askedhas he [Biden] been in touch, is there any phone callscommunication with these university directors presidents, is he speaking to anyone? I mean, I think paraphrasing: No was the answer.”

“Why do you fathom she didn’t step out more prepared to say that the president is acting on this chaos?” the host asked Graham.

“He’s afraid of the protesters,” Graham replied Graham. “There’s a real Hamas wing of the Democratic Party who wants to not help the Palestinians, but kill all the Jews. They say we are Hamas. There are radical elements within the Democratic Party and the country right now at large that would literally help destroy the Jewish state.”

Now, day later, Graham has announced that his phone has been hacked. 

The Washington Times writes that the senior senator from South Carolina has turned his phone over to authorities. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the FBI took possession of his phone after someone attempted to trick the South Carolina Republican into thinking he was communicating with Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer. 

Mr. Graham revealed the potential hack in remarks at the Hill & Valley Forum on Capitol Hill, which is a gathering of top tech and government officials meeting in Washington to discuss artificial intelligence security. 

Asked about spies targeting Silicon Valley and how AI labs should prepare themselves, Mr. Graham said people should be concerned and relayed his own brush with apparent hackers.  

“My phone is in the hands of the FBI now,” Mr. Graham said at the forum. “So I get a message, I think, from Schumer, it ain’t from Schumer, and next thing you know, my phone’s, I don’t know what. Anything you can create apparently can be hacked.”

A spokeswoman for Graham, Taylor Reidy, confirmed to The Independent  that “the Sergeant at Arms is investigating a possible hack of Senator Graham’s phone.” He did not elaborate what action was being taken by the FBI.

The outlet noted that “Graham has known Schumer for many years and has been involved in many a negotiation with the Democratic Senate leader. During the Trump administration, Graham was somewhat of a go-between connecting the Republican president to Senate Democratic leadership, as he retained personal relationships across the aisle even as he and his party drifted further to the right.”

A Democratic aide told The Hill that the South Carolina senator should have instantly felt suspicion about the “Schumer” he was texting with. The Democratic leader is known for using an old-school LG flip phone — a relic from the 1990s, before texting caught on.

“Chuck Schumer isn’t texting you from his flip phone,” the source said. “If you get a text message from Schumer, it probably isn’t real.”

Graham sits on some of the most powerful committees in Congress, including the Committee on Approprations, the Committee on the Budget Committee, and the Committee on the Judiciary. 

He previously sat on the Armed Services Committee. 

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