WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) — Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday (July 27), slammed any effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Graham said Trump’s effort to “marginalize” Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “not going over well in the Senate.”
“Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong,” he added.
On Tuesday (July 25), Trump tweeted that Sessions has not aggressively pursued people who leaked intelligence secrets during his time in office, one of a series of criticisms apparently aimed at pushing the former Republican Alabama senator to step down.
Trump also said again that he was frustrated that Sessions had recused himself from a federal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, but stopped short of saying whether he would fire him.