Graham: 'People Around Bob Mueller Knew He Was in a Weakened State'

Susan Jones | July 25, 2019 | 9:49am EDT
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

( - "It clearly wasn't the Mueller's just a name," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News's Sean Hannity Wednesday night.

"I had more to do with the Mueller report than probably he did," the senator said. "And you know what bothers me a lot? People around Bob Mueller knew he was in a weakened state. This guy served in Vietnam, got wounded, done a lot of great things for the country. He should not have been called (to testify)."

Hannity opined that politicians on the two committees "used him," and members of Mueller's team "ran the show without him." "They are the ones that did this to his reputation," Hannity said.
"The hatred for Trump knows no boundaries," Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, replied.

"They used this man, and one of the reasons I've  told people earlier on I was not going to call Mueller is the report speaks for itself. But I was told by people close to Bob Mueller that he really shouldn't have to go through this. ...A letter was sent to me by every Democrat on the Judiciary Committee that said why don't you call Mueller. Nobody's going to ask me that tomorrow.

"Here's what I want to say," Graham continued. "Donald Trump is stronger tonight than any time in his presidency. The need to find out what happened is greater today than it was before. It's clear that Bob Mueller was not in charge of this investigation. And like every American who cares about the rule of law, we need to find out how this started and why it went on so long."

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