Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday called for a Senate hearing to question Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his decision to fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — and to allow McCabe a chance to "defend himself."
In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the South Carolina Republican said "we need as much transparency as possible and make sure it wasn't politically motivated," he said.
"We owe it to the average American to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee for Mr. Sessions to come forward with whatever documentation he has about the firing and give Mr. McCabe a chance to defend himself," Graham said.
Graham also said if President Donald Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller amid his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, it "would be the beginning of the end of his presidency . . . because we're a rule of law nation."
"The only reason Mr. Mueller could ever be dismissed is for cause," Graham said. "I see no cause when it comes to Mr. Mueller. I pledge to the American people, as a Republican, to make sure that Mr. Mueller can continue to do his job without any interference. He's doing a good job."
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