Graham is a co-author of the legislation to protect special counsel Mueller from Trump. So, his backing of the acting AG is strong and welcomed support.
Despite mounting pressure from top Democrats, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker sees no reason to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said after meeting him Thursday on Capitol Hill.
President Trump last week named Whitaker to replace fired former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite -- or perhaps because of -- his previous writings, including an op-ed in which he argued Mueller was "dangerously close" to exceceding his statutory authority.
"He believed he did not have a reason to recuse himself legally or factually," Graham told Fox News. "Nothing I’ve seen would require him to be recused. I think he's got the background and the judgment to be able to fulfill this job."
"When it comes to the Mueller investigation, I am very confident he will handle it professionally," Graham continued. "There's a chain of command. There's a regular order in terms of how you deal with special counsels. And I'm sure you will follow regular order, and will do nothing outside of what the law would require.”