Donald Trump cheats at golf and would imagine that Martians stole the 2020 election, one in every of his prime allies reportedly claimed in courtroom.

South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham, 68, spent 4 months unsuccessfully combating in opposition to his subpoena to testify in entrance of a Georgia grand jury investigating alleged election interference by the previous president.

The congressman, who even took his problem to the US Supreme Court docket, may have refused to reply questions by invoking his proper in opposition to self-incrimination below the Structure’s Fifth Modification.

As an alternative, he reportedly “turned on a dime ‘and threw Trump below the bus’” within the Fulton County case, in line with a brand new e-book in regards to the prosecution.

Throughout his secret grand jury testimony, Mr Graham mentioned in the event you advised Mr Trump “that Martians got here and stole the election, he’d most likely imagine you”, Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman declare in Discover Me the Votes: A Arduous-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election.

Based on an excerpt obtained by Politico, Mr Graham additionally recommended that the previous president “cheated at golf”.

Mr Graham has usually gushed about Mr Trump’s {golfing} prowess. In 2017, he claimed Mr Trump had “shot a 73 in windy and moist circumstances!”, a end result so spectacular it was questioned by Golf journal.

Lindsey Graham also reportedly said 'Donald Trump on the golf course 'is a very charming, gracious man. Very funny. Very competitive, but gracious'

Lindsey Graham additionally reportedly mentioned ‘Donald Trump on the golf course ‘is a really charming, gracious man. Very humorous. Very aggressive, however gracious’ – WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

He additionally mentioned of the Republican frontrunner for this yr’s presidential election: “Donald Trump on the golf course is a really charming, gracious man. Very humorous. Very aggressive, however gracious.”

Following his November 2022 testimony, Mr Graham can be mentioned to have embraced and thanked Fani Willis, the Fulton County district legal professional who’s heading the investigation into Mr Trump.

“After Graham was completed testifying, he ran into Fani Willis in a hallway and thanked her for the chance to inform his story,” the e-book states.

“That was so cathartic,” he reportedly mentioned, including: “I really feel so a lot better.”

“Then, to the astonishment of 1 supply who witnessed the scene, South Carolina’s senior senator hugged the Fulton County DA who was aggressively pursuing Trump,” the e-book states.

A witness claimed Ms Willis’s response “was like ‘no matter, dude’”.

The Telegraph has contacted Mr Trump’s marketing campaign staff for remark.

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