Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reacted to his House of Representative counterpart Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, pursuit of Attorney General William Barr.
Nadler seeks to have committee staffers question Barr, to which Barr is threatening to be a no-show. Nadler has insisted he will then issue a subpoena.
Graham, however, sees those actions as a part of “political revenge” given the Mueller report did not show what some Democrats had anticipated.
“I think Bill Barr is required by law to receive the Mueller report and report to Congress,” Graham said. “We will question the attorney general. Each senator will get seven minutes. If we need a second round, we will have a short second round. I can understand his concern. What the House is doing is way over the top. Mueller is the final word on this. I fought like hell to make sure Mueller could do his job without interference. I introduced legislation so that he could not be fired without cause.”
“And I told everybody in the country: If the president colluded with the Russians, that would be horrible and terrible,” he continued. “But I don’t believe he did. Mueller said he didn’t. This is over. This is political revenge. The House is on a witchhunt, truly a witchhunt to try to make something out of nothing. Mueller said to Barr, ‘I can’t decide about obstruction of justice and since there’s no underlying crime, it would be hard to prove intent. The president did nothing to impede Mueller. And if the House pursues this, it’s because they’ve gone crazy when it comes to Trump.”
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