Graham: Trump won't fire Mueller

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamScarborough sounds alarm on political 'ethnic cleansing' after Trump rally The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants GOP rattled by Trump rally MORE (R-S.C.) on Monday said he doesn’t believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE is going to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 ManafortWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller Top Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller 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.