Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is attempting to explain his reversal on a 2017 threat that there would be holy hell to pay if President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Although Sessions got the boot this week, Graham vowed instead to work with Trump to find a confirmable, worthy successor.
Its clear to me its not working, was not working, between Attorney General Sessions and President Trump, Graham said. So for months now, Ive been saying after the election, if the president wants to change attorney generals, he has every right to do so.
Graham also said that despite the changes at the Justice Department, special counsel Robert Mueller will be allowed to do his job and hopefully that investigation will come to a conclusion here pretty soon.
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Washington (CNN)As he was preparing to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Donald Trump had already begun reviewing with his lawyers the written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.