Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham asks colleagues to support call for China to close wet markets Justice IG pours fuel on looming fight over FISA court Trump says he's considering restricting travel to coronavirus 'hot spots' MORE (R-S.C.), a frequent vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE, on Wednesday described special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.