Authorities Probe Potential Hack Of Lindsey Graham’s Phone, Senator Predicts Some Trump Immunity

Authorities are investigating whether Sen. Lindsey Graham’s phone was hacked after the South Carolina Republican communicated with someone impersonating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Graham, 68, handed over his cellphone to the FBI as part of the probe.

The senator recounted the incident Wednesday at the Hill & Valley Forum on Capitol Hill during a discussion about artificial intelligence. “You know, my phone is in the hands of the FBI now,” Graham said. “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.”

According to Graham’s spokesperson Taylor Reidy, “The Sergeant at Arms is investigating a possible hack of Senator Graham’s phone.” The Sergeant at Arms, who oversees cybersecurity in the Senate, reportedly warned members Monday about a phishing scheme.

Graham, a prominent GOP voice on foreign policy, serves as the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary and Budget Committees. In recent years, he has also become a key Senate ally of former President Donald Trump.

In a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Graham predicted the Supreme Court will grant Trump immunity for some actions taken while in office, but not absolute immunity. “I think the court’s going to find that presidential immunity exists for President Trump like every other president,” he said. “But you’ve got to be within the scope of being president.” Graham dismissed concerns about voters needing to know the results of Trump’s court cases before the November election.