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Lindsey Graham Backs Bill to Protect Mueller, Urges Vote
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49539"><span class="small">Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill</span></a>   
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 09:15

Rodrigo writes: "Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he would support a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller."

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who is demanding answers from the FBI regarding President Trump's claim that his offices were wiretapped, listens during a hearing on March. 7. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who is demanding answers from the FBI regarding President Trump's claim that his offices were wiretapped, listens during a hearing on March. 7. (photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)


Lindsey Graham Backs Bill to Protect Mueller, Urges Vote

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill

14 November 18

 

en. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he would support a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I would certainly vote for it,” he told reporters, according to Reuters.

“I don’t see any movement to get rid of Mueller. But it probably would be good to have this legislation in place just for the future.” 

Graham co-sponsored a bill to protect the Mueller investigation in April 2018 that would codify Department of Justice regulations that say only a senior official can fire Mueller or another special counsel.

The special counsel is examining ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Democrats and some Republicans have raised concerns that the ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatens the investigation.

Trump replaced him with Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, who has criticized the probe in the past.

Democratic leaders, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation.

"Given his record of threats to undermine & weaken the Russia investigation, Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from any involvement in Mueller’s investigation," she tweeted. "Congress must take immediate action to protect the rule of law and integrity of the investigation."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that legislation protecting Mueller was not needed because he doesn't believe President Trump will fire the special counsel.

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+1 # MikeAF48 2018-11-14 10:41
Wissy Washey Lindsey Graham are you sure about this?
 
 
-4 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-11-14 14:25
As Graham and everyone else -- except the Mueller groupies in the mass media -- knows, there is no movement to get rid of Mueller. All that is happening is that some oversight on Mueller's Probe is sought. He should produce a report on where the investigation stands now and what remains to be done, if anything. It also needs to be made clear what Mueller's charge is. Rosenstein refused to say what Mueller was charged with investigating. He gave Mueller a blank check to do anything.

It is pretty clear now that Mueller believes Russian officers stole the DNC, Podesta, and Clinton campaign emails and passed them to its disinformation outlet, WikiLeaks. Mueller believes that Assange is a Russian agent. He's committed to "busting" Assange and WikiLeaks.

A prosecutor and grand jury can indict a ham sandwich, especially if the ham sandwich -- in this case Assange -- is prohibited by force from speaking in his own defense.

I think Congress needs to pass a law saying that if Mueller goes after Assange, he will be terminated. But it is too late. He's already after Assange.
 
 
+3 # Texas Aggie 2018-11-14 19:22
Why am I less than encouraged by this particular outpouring from Lindsey? Judging by his history, somewhere in his statement there is a lie. Either when push comes to shove he will support Tiny, or he knows that the bill will never reach the floor. We've seen the same type of behavior from Jeff Flake and Susan Collins recently.
 
 
+1 # MikeAF48 2018-11-15 13:07
Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.Republi cans what have you done to AMERICA? Please advise.