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Robert Mueller Declines Lindsey Graham’s Invitation To Testify, Citing Not Enough Time

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller has declined an invitation to testify about the Russia investigation before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Chairman Lindsey Graham.

“He says he doesn’t have enough time,” the South Carolina Republican said Wednesday evening on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show.

Graham is leading a congressional investigation into Crossfire Hurricane, the code name for the FBI’s counterintelligence inquiry into ties between President Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, which was wrapped into Mueller’s special counsel investigation in May 2017.

Democrats had pushed the chairman to invite Mueller to testify about his report as Graham set his sights on dozens of other officials from the Obama and Trump administrations who were involved in the Russia investigation.

Graham said he would agree to invite Mueller to testify in July after the former FBI director wrote an opinion article in the Washington Post arguing that Roger Stone, a longtime friend and adviser to Trump, “remains a convicted felon, and rightfully so.” This was after Trump commuted Stone’s sentence on seven felony crimes.

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