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Bipartisan Group of Senators to Intro Bill That Would Shield Special Counsel

A small group of senators – ranging from Trump supporters to a possible Trump challenger in 2020 – want to protect Robert Mueller from an unchallenged firing.

By NTK Staff | 04.11.2018 @1:00pm
Bipartisan Group of Senators to Intro Bill That Would Shield Special Counsel

On Wednesday, four senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – will introduce legislation “to prevent the undue firing of special counsels like Robert S. Mueller III,” according to The Washington Post.

Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are expected to unveil a bill that would delay any order to fire a special counsel by 10 days, giving that counsel a window to appeal the decision to a panel of three federal judges.

The bill further stipulates that during that 10-day period, no documents could be destroyed or staffing changes made.

The bill comes amid new speculation, within and outside the White House, that the president will fire Mueller. Trump is more upset than usual with Mueller and his team after FBI agents searched and seized documents from the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

On Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the White House believes Trump “has the power” to fire Mueller.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump was terse in two tweets that appeared to react to the FBI raid of Cohen’s office.

Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats, according to the Post, have warned Trump that firing Mueller would set off a “constitutional crisis” or spell the beginning of the end to his presidency.

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