Former Vice President Joe Biden was provoked over Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC.) request for documents related to his family’s activities with Ukraine, saying that the senator will “regret” the move his “whole life.”

“Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life,” Biden told CNN host Don Lemon in an interview on Friday, Nov. 22. “I say Lindsey, I just — I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing, for you. I mean, my Lord.”

Biden went on to criticize President Donald Trump, claiming Graham may have forced by the president to open a probe against him and the Graham fears losing his seat in 2020 if doesn’t do this.

“They have him under their thumb right now. They know he knows that if he comes out against Trump, he’s got a real tough road for re-election,” Biden said. “He knows me. He knows my son. He knows there’s nothing to this.” 

“Trump is now essentially holding power over him that even the Ukrainians wouldn’t yield to,” Biden continued.

Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has called for an investigation into the Bidens since it emerged that Joe Biden had pressured Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor who was investigating Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy giant where his son Hunter held a lucrative role on the board.

On Thursday, Graham sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the release of documents and transcripts of conversations in 2016 between the Bidens and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Graham’s request came as the final day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump wrapped up. Democrats have accused the president of engaging in a quid pro quo in an attempt to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Burisma and the Bidens. 

After two weeks of public hearings, the committee may now write and transmit its report to the House Judiciary Committee, meaning that Democrats could begin redacting articles of impeachment ahead of a floor vote.

Meanwhile, President Trump declared on Friday on “Fox & Friends” he wants a trial, in which the whistleblower who ignited the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Joe Biden and his son are likely to appear as witnesses. 

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