GOP Sen. Graham: “Any effort to go after Mueller could be beginning of end of Trump presidency”

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham threatened Donald Trump today with “the end of the Trump presidency” should Trump try to fire special counsel Mueller, who is investigating the extent of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Graham first noted that there will be no confirmation hearings for a new attorney general in 2017. Trump has made clear on Twitter of late that he wants sitting attorney general Jeff Sessions to resign. Sessions has reportedly refused. Among the reasons Trump wants Sessions gone: Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, and thus can’t help Trump kill it; Sessions hasn’t been vigorous in investigating leaks (per Trump); and Sessions hasn’t yet launched an investigation of Hillary Clinton.

“There will be no confirmation hearing for a new attorney general in 2017. If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”

Graham then said that if Trump tries to fire Mueller, it may be the beginning of the end of his presidency. That likely means Graham is threatening to impeach him and remove him from office. That’s a large threat.

There’s more. It’s pretty great:

Now, Lindsey Graham is only one Senator, but in this Senate every vote counts, and Trump barely has enough votes to get his agenda through, as we’re seeing on health care reform. Trump can’t afford even one Republican Senator saying he’s had enough.

This throws a real wrench in Trump’s plans to get rid of Sessions. Having said that, Republicans like Graham talk a good talk, but they rarely act. Graham is happy to investigate Benghazi till the cows come home, but let’s see if he ever truly and finally takes on Donald Trump.

Again, the comments are great, and will give Trump pause. But until we see some real action, Graham and the rest will still be tarred with Trump’s excesses.

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  • Badgerite

    I believe there are now two bills proposed to protect the status of this investigation and the Special Counsel. This is vital to Republic and to the rule of law and to this country’s sovereignty.

  • woodroad34

    “Could be”? SHOULD be.

  • Badgerite
  • Martha Bartha

    Good! I hope he goes after Mueller then!

  • basenjilover

    Oh Miz Lindsey, loudmouth drama queen. He is salivating on having Mike Pence as President when trump gets the boot if it does happen.

  • spacegasp

    Establishment weasels looking out for themselves.

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  • Demosthenes

    If firing Sessions & Mueller would lead to the end of the Trump presidency, count me in. The problem, of course, is it wouldn’t.

  • chrislib

    These &%#$%@ make me want to throw up and sit in it. Where were
    they a year ago when they could have helped keep Putin’s favorite whore
    out of the White House? But, then, the guy they all really wanted was
    dominionist Pence, who was not electable. (Remember, for their first
    meeting, GOP handlers had to fool Putin’s favorite whore into thinking
    he was meeting with someone else, not dominionist Pence.) I’ve said
    since last year the master plan all along was for Putin’s favorite whore
    to destroy America up to the breaking point, dump him, and send in
    dominionist Pence on a white steed to save the day and finish turning
    America into the fascist theocracy they’ve always wanted.

  • Badgerite

    I hope they mean it. I hope there are limits. But I think from now on with the GOP we will be requiring actual evidence. That is, action that restrains and removes for abuse of power.
    When they are willing to abide by the Constitution in more than words, then I’ll give them credit. Some. When they are committed to enforcing the law based on something other than the long ago discredited Alien and Sedition Acts, then maybe I’ll see them as principled.
    But they inflicted this disaster on the country by attacking representative democracy and the vote for decades. They inflicted this foreign, fascist disaster on the country by enabling and supporting, for decades, propaganda instead of the free and truthful debate envisioned by the First Amendment. They own it.

  • brel1

    Graham is all talk and no action. But I hope he is right.

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