Sarah Kendzior, journalist and authoritarian expert, recently suggested that Trump could be blackmailing Republican lawmakers with the help of Russian secret services.
If you recall, Russian intelligence services hacked both the RNC and Lindsey Graham's personal emails.
Graham's tune has changed since the Republican primaries, when he referred to Donald Trump as a "kook":
“What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook not fit to be president,” Graham told CNN. “It’s pretty frustrating for most Republicans, quite frankly, that it’s 24/7 attack on everything the president does or thinks. It gets a little old after a while.”
“I told him that I’d had a healthy respect for the media. I deal with them all the time and, you know, to attack the media has not been something I've done. But I had a newfound empathy for him in watching how a totally debunked story” spread across the political media, the Tennessee Republican told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” as he recalled a recent conversation with the president.