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After Meeting With Deputy AG, Republican Senator Reveals Russia Probe Is a ‘Criminal Investigation’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Shortly after the Senate met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia investigation, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) revealed that the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia is now “a criminal investigation.”

“It seems to me now to be considered a criminal investigation,” Graham told reporters, according to The Hill.

The South Carolina Senator said that the creation of the special counsel will likely overrule the congressional probes.

“I think a lot of members want the special counsel to be appointed but don’t understand that you’re pretty well knocked out of the game. And that’s probably the way it should be,” Graham said.

Meanwhile, President Trump said Thursday that Mueller’s appointment to lead the investigation “hurts the country.”

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