Lindsey Graham: I Don’t Care If Trump Told McGahn To Fire Mueller Because McGahn Didn’t Follow Through

CBS News reports:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he doesn’t care if President Trump told former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I don’t care what they talked about. He didn’t do anything. The point is the president did not impede Mueller from doing his investigation,” Graham said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” when host Margaret Brennan noted that, according to the special counsel’s report, Trump in 2017 ordered McGahn to fire Mueller.

“I don’t care what happened between him and Don McGahn,” Graham continued. “Here’s what I care about: Was Mueller allowed to do his job? And the answer is yes.”

A reminder from Andrew Napolitano:

Obstruction is a rare crime that is rarely completed. Stated differently, the obstructer need not succeed in order to be charged with obstruction. That’s because the statute itself prohibits attempting to impede or interfere with any government proceeding for a corrupt or self-serving purpose.