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Lindsey Graham: There Never Should Have Been A Mueller Probe

Jeff Katz
May 07, 2020 - 12:31 pm

During an appearance on Fox News Wednesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo released by the Justice Department showing the timeline and depth of former DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe severely damages the "legal foundation" of the investigation.

Speaking to "Hannity" host Sean Hannity, Graham said, "There are two things really important tonight - the legal foundation for Mueller’s appointment is crumbling. The memo to Mueller from Rosenstein was given to me today or yesterday fully by Barr virtually unredacted. So now we know that the scope of the investigation was to look at Carter Page, Flynn, Papadopoulos and  Manafort as to whether or not they were working with the Russians. Now, this is in August of 2017."

He added, "The legal foundation to justify Mueller’s appointment in my view does not exist. That’s why this memo is so important. They name four people. Rosenstein tells Mueller to look at four people, August 2, 2017. Carter Page is one of the four. January, eight months before the sub-source disavowed the dossier. There was no legal justification to suspect Carter Page of being a Russian agent because it all depended on the dossier. And that crumbled in January."