WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In recent days, Trump has openly criticized Sessions in a series of tweets for recusing himself from a Justice Department of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, not firing several top Department of Justice officials and not pursuing a criminal investigation of defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"If you believe Jeff Sessions should be fired use, the power you have and accept the consequences," Graham told CNN, while adding: "If Jeff Sessions is fired there will be holy hell to pay."
Graham then turned his attention to Trump’s criticism of Special Prosecutor and former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Russia has repeatedly denied the charges.
Graham hinted that Trump could face impeachment if he dismissed Muller, saying: "Any effort to go after Muller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency unless Muller did something wrong."
Graham added that he was preparing bipartisan legislation that would ban Trump or any future president from firing a special prosecutor without court approval, adding that he hoped to enlist all Senate Democrats and many Republicans as cosponsors.