Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday announced that he has no intention of bringing special counsel Robert Mueller before his committee shortly after the conclusion of Attorney General Bill Barr‘s congressional testimony.
“Why not call for Mueller to testify?” a reporter asked Graham outside Barr’s testimony.
“I’m not going to do anymore. Enough already. It’s over,” he replied. “If there’s any dispute about a conversation then he’ll come, but I’m going to retry the case, I’m not calling McGhan. It is over.”
Lindsey Graham says he won't call for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress: "I'm not going to do any more. Enough already. It's over."
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— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019
At the start of the hearing, Graham admitted he had not read the full Mueller Report himself.
“And here’s the good news; here’s the Mueller report,” Graham said. “You can read it for yourself. It’s about 400 and something pages. I can’t say I’ve read it all, but I’ve read most of it.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham at #BarrHearing: "Here's the Mueller report. You can read it for yourself. It's about 400-and-something pages… I [read unredacted version] & I found it not to change anything in terms of an outcome." https://t.co/ckBw1kk8G0 pic.twitter.com/QzqcXgdg4H
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2019
As for Graham’s hearing with Barr, the chairman defended Barr during the hearing after Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said he “should resign.”
“This line of questioning – listen, you’ve slandered this man,” Graham said to Hirono. “Seven minutes and you slandered this man top to bottom.”
“What I sort of want to know is how do we get to this point?” Barr replied to Graham in agreement.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) announced this week that his committee will let Mueller testify before a panel this month.