Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
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– “‘Holy Hell To Pay’: Graham Warns Trump on Firing Sessions”
“A prominent Republican senator warned President Donald Trump Thursday ‘there will be holy hell to pay’ if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions and dared the commander-in-chief to ‘accept the consequences’ if he made such a move.
“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the many GOP lawmakers furious over Trump’s escalating attacks on Sessions, let the president know in no uncertain terms that cutting the former Alabama senator loose from his Cabinet would be met with repercussions.
“‘There will be no confirmation hearing for a new attorney general in 2017. If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay,” said Graham, who has been critical of Trump.”
“‘This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate,’ he added. ‘I don’t think it’s going over well in the conservative world.’
‘If you believe Jeff Sessions should be fired, use the power you have and accept the consequences,'” Graham warned.”
“Going after Mueller ‘could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency,’ Graham said,'” by Adam Edelman and Vaughn Hillyard, NBC News.
– “Ex-ethics chief defends Sessions recusal: ‘He did the right thing'”
“The former White House ethics chief defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview Wednesday [July 20], saying that Sessions was right to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s probe into Russian election meddling.
“‘I need to defend Attorney General Sessions here because he did the right thing,’ Walter Shaub told MSNBC’s ‘The Rachel Maddow Show.’
“‘We told DOJ if there’s any chance that he’s part of the class of persons being looked at in this investigation, he must recuse,” quoting Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill.