Sen. Graham: A "Bureaucratic Coup" Against Trump Is Being Uncovered

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on FOX News Sunday:

CHRIS WALLACE, 'FOX NEWS SUNDAY' HOST: OK. I want to return to reports that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein was so concerned about the president in May of 2017 that he reportedly talked about wearing a wire to tape the president, pulling the cabinet about invoking the 25th Amendment.

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): Right.



WALLACE: Should -- one last question here, should the president fire Rosenstein, and to what degree does this revelation taint, compromise the investigation by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller whom Rosenstein appointed him?

GRAHAM: He shouldn't fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein's line, he said he did not do the things alleged, but there is a bureaucratic coup against President Trump being discovered here. Before the election, the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it to Clinton's favor. After the election, they are trying to undermine the president.

I don't know what Rosenstein did, but I know what McCabe, Ohr, Page and Strzok did. They tried to destroy this president. If Rosenstein is involved, he should be fired. If he is not involved, leave him alone.

But he can make that decision. We need a special counsel to look at this, not Mr. Horwitz, the I.G.

Rosenstein is doing the country a great disservice by not appointing a special counsel to look at all of this.

WALLACE: And when you say all of this, you are talking about the FBI's behavior in investigating the president. And as far as Robert Mueller is concerned, does that investigation go forward?

GRAHAM: It goes forward. As far as I know, there's nothing connected to Mr. Mueller. But during the campaign, it's clearly the Department of Justice, the FBI was tipping the scales for Clinton. This revelation after President Trump was sworn in shows they were trying to undermine the election.

There's a bureaucratic coup going on at the Department of Justice and the FBI, and somebody needs to look at it.

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