Graham: Mueller investigation a 'political rectal exam'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan peace plan MORE (R-S.C.), a frequent vocal supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE, on Wednesday described special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report 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.