Graham ‘not buying’ Giuliani claim that Mueller is trying to frame president

Graham 'not buying' Giuliani claim that Mueller is trying to frame president
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with Rudy Giuliani, President Trump‘s personal lawyer, saying on Thursday that he’s “not buying” the argument that special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to frame the president. “Mueller’s not above being scrutinized. He’s not above being challenged. But I’m not going down the road of saying this is some kind of exercise to frame the president,” Graham told reporters. Graham added that he’s known Giuliani for 20 years. “His job is to represent the president,” he said. “[But] I’m not buying this.” Giuliani said at an event in Israel on Wednesday that Mueller has a group of investigators that includes “13 highly partisan Democrats … (who) are trying very, very hard to frame him to get him in trouble when he hasn’t done anything wrong,” according to The Associated Press. Graham noted that similar arguments were made against Ken Starr, who investigated President Clinton in the ’90s, and he didn’t believe the arguments then, either. Trump and his allies have repeatedly lashed out at Mueller’s probe, arguing that its aim is to undermine the president. Trump, in a tweet on Monday, declared the investigation “totally unconstitutional.” On Thursday, the president called for the Mueller team’s “many conflicts of interest” to be made public