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

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham GOP senator: Kavanaugh accuser 'moving the goalposts' Collins: Kavanaugh accuser should 'reconsider,' testify on Monday Grassley willing to send staff to California to speak with Kavanaugh accuser MORE (R-S.C.) asked President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 RosensteinTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hill.TV INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE: Trump eviscerates Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’ Dem lawmakers slam Trump’s declassification of Russia documents as ‘brazen abuse of power’ 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.