Graham uses Fox News appearance to ask Trump not to fire Mueller

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts: report Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs MORE (R-S.C.) asked President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE during an appearance on Fox News not to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, who is currently investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

“Mr. President, if you’re watching, I think you’re gonna be fine unless you screw this up,” Graham said on Fox News. “Let the process play out. I don’t believe you colluded with the Russians, but Mueller will soon tell us. The Cohen situation, I am convinced, has got nothing to do with Russia.”

Graham’s comments come after reports that the president reportedly wanted to fire Mueller in December and has recently been mulling firing Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinKavanaugh paper chase heats up 5 revelations from Mueller's indictment of Russians in DNC hack Mueller indictment appears to make reference to Roger Stone MORE.

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The senator said he believes that the recent raid on Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen — which was approved by Rosenstein —  was unrelated to the Russia investigation.

“If Mueller was trying to squeeze Cohen, Mueller would have done it. This is something unconnected to Russia, I am 100 percent convinced of that, and we’ll see what Mueller does. Let him do his job,” Graham told Fox News’s Martha MacCallum.

Graham also said that he does not understand why there isn’t a special counsel outside of the Justice Department looking into the “politically motivated dossier paid for by the Democratic Party.”

Graham’s comments are the latest in a series of warnings he has given the president against firing the special prosecutor.