Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties GOP senator blocks Armenian genocide resolution Hannity slams Stern for Clinton interview: 'Not the guy I grew up listening to' MORE (R-S.C.), a frequent vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE, on Wednesday described special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE’s Russia investigation as a “political rectal exam.”

“After two years of a political rectal exam, nobody’s been looked at more than Trump,” the senator said in an appearance on Fox News. “They found nothing. But the answer for the Democrats is ‘Trump’s gotta go.’ ”

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“They will not beat him at the ballot box and if they try to impeach him, they’re going to ensure his reelection,” Graham continued. “I want the American people to know that Bob Mueller did his job.”

Mueller’s investigators wrote in the long-awaited report that was released with redactions last month that they were “unable” to say definitively whether Trump committed obstruction of justice because of “difficult issues” presented by the evidence.

Democrats in Congress have since moved opened — or moved forward with — a series of investigations into Trump’s campaign, businesses and administration, which Graham called “political revenge."

Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said earlier this month he will not ask Mueller to testify before his panel about his nearly two-year-long investigation, but said the special counsel could testify if he wished.

“I'm not going to do any more. Enough already. It's over,” Graham said.