Graham Vows to Call Mueller to Testify Before the Senate Judiciary Committee


Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he will call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee as part of its investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

“Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have previously requested Mr. Mueller appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about his investigation,” Graham wrote on Twitter.

He added, “That request will be granted.”

Graham’s tweet comes a day after Mueller penned an op-ed in defense of the prosecution of Roger Stone — a former aide to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. 

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“Apparently Mr. Mueller is willing – and also capable – of defending the Mueller investigation through an oped in the Washington Post,” Graham said.

In an op-ed published in the Post on Saturday, Mueller wrote that he felt “compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper” after Trump announced that he would commute Stone’s sentence. 

Mueller proceeded to outline how Stone became a target for investigators and defended investigators and prosecutors in Stone’s case.

“The women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity. Claims to the contrary are false,” he wrote.

Mueller added, “The jury ultimately convicted Stone of obstruction of a congressional investigation, five counts of making false statements to Congress and tampering with a witness. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands.”

Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison after he was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering. 

However, before Stone was scheduled to report to prison, Trump announced he would commute his sentence. 

“He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!” the White House said in a statement about Stone’s commutation. 

In May, Graham announced that his committee would launch an investigation to examine “all things related” to the Russia probe, as IJR reported

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“My goal is to find out why and how the system got so off the rails,” Graham said of the purpose of his investigation. 

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