This is really bad for a Senator, but even worse for a lawyer:
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham may have a future as a fiction writer.
He’s being accused of fabricating a Senate debate and sending it to the U.S. Supreme Court, which didn’t think much of the work. The high court dismissed it.
At issue is an account of an exchange that Sens. Graham, R-S.C., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., wrote last year to be inserted into the Congressional Record.
It details what the two lawmakers purported was part of the Senate’s debate over why terror detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should not be tried in civilian U.S. courts.
The actual discussion Graham and Kyl inserted in the Record never took place.
But their comments, written more than a month after the actual debate, became part of the terror case filing that went to the Supreme Court.
Noth Graham and Kyle are lawyers by trade. I won’t go into the details of this, but rather direct you over to Firedoglake, where Christy gave an excellent attorney’s point of view on this.