Graham: Trump won't fire Mueller

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump puts the cart before the horse in Palestine Negotiators face major obstacles to meeting July border deadline Hillicon Valley: Senate bill would force companies to disclose value of user data | Waters to hold hearing on Facebook cryptocurrency | GOP divided on election security bills | US tracking Russian, Iranian social media campaigns MORE (R-S.C.) on Monday said he doesn’t believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE is going to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE, who is investigating Russian election interference and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

“The president said that he believes Mr. Mueller would treat him fairly, I also believe that,” Graham said on “The View.”

“I think we should all want to protect somebody like Mr. Mueller. I don’t think President Trump is going to fire Mr. Mueller. There is no reason to fire Mr. Mueller, let Mr. Mueller do his job and Mr. Trump, our president, should focus on his day job,” Graham added.


Trump has repeatedly downplayed Mueller’s investigation, calling it a “witch hunt” and claiming there is no evidence of collusion. He has previously said he's not considering firing Mueller.

Several Republican lawmakers have in recent weeks questioned the integrity of Mueller’s investigation, however, pointing to anti-Trump text messages sent by a former member of Mueller’s team.

Mueller’s investigation has thus far led to two indictments and two guilty pleas. 

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortREAD: Hannity, Manafort messages released by judge Manafort, Hannity talk Trump, Mueller in previously undisclosed messages FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway MORE and his former associate, Richard Gates, were indicted last year on money laundering and tax fraud charges, among others.

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign policy adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosInquiry into origins of Russia investigation is a scam Trump accuses Democrats of crime amid rising calls for impeachment Comey: Trump peddling 'dumb lies' MORE both pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.