Sen. Lindsey Graham, a noted critic of President Donald Trump, took it upon himself to warn of dire consequences amid chatter that special counsel Robert Mueller could be dismissed.
…even though the South Carolina Republican acknowledged there was little to the rumors.
Amid the first filings of the investigation into possible Russian influence in the 2016 election, Graham told Fox News there “will be holy hell to pay” if Mueller, who could pose a threat to Trump, is removed.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 31, 2017
The lawmaker, who said Mueller is “doing his job,” admitted there is “zero evidence” that the president is trying to impede the investigation.
“I’ve heard nothing from the White House to suggest that the president’s going to try to replace Mr. Mueller,” Graham said. “Zero evidence from anybody I’ve talked to. It would be wrong to do so unless there were cause.”
He dismissed concerns some Republicans reportedly have about the impact Mueller’s efforts will have on the GOP.
“No politician should ever be afraid of the American legal system working its will,” Graham said, adding that Mueller “needs to stay within his charter.”
“It’s okay to talk to Russians, it’s not okay to receive help from a foreign government when you’re running your campaign,” he said in response to news that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos secretly pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI about his interactions with officials close to the Kremlin.
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