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Graham warns Trump: Firing Mueller would be ‘beginning of the end of his presidency’

Greg Nash

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday warned of the consequences for President Trump if he tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Graham was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” if he is worried Trump is preparing to order Mueller’s firing.

“If he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency, because we’re a rule of law nation,” Graham said.

{mosads}Graham said Mueller is following the evidence where it takes him.

“I think it’s very important he be allowed to do his job without interference and there are many Republicans who share my view,” Graham said.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the special counsel’s probe into Russia’s election interference and possible ties between his campaign and Russia as a “witch hunt” and has denied collusion.

Graham’s comments come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

In recent days, Trump has taken to Twitter to attack the Mueller probe.

On Saturday, he tweeted the probe “should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime.”

“It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the [Democratic National Committee], and improperly used in [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!” Trump tweeted.

He also called McCabe’s firing a “great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI.”

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