A Bipartisan Team Has Crafted A Bill To Stop Presidents From Firing Special Counsel

There is a bipartisan effort to keep President Trump from interfering in the ongoing Russia probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.

A bill was introduced Thursday by North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis (Republican) and Delaware Senator Chris Coons (Democrat) that would call for the creation of a judicial review, should any president (not just Trump) attempt to remove a special counsel.


From the Washington Times:

The bill would write into law current department guidelines governing who can fire a special counsel, and make them retroactive to this year’s appointment of Robert Mueller, who was named special counsel to probe Russian meddling in the 2016 election — including dealings with Trump campaign figures.

Firing of special counsel (including Mueller) could result in a challenge before a panel of three federal judges.

“It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations,” Mr. Tillis said. “A back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to ensure their investigatory independence, but also reaffirms our nation’s system of check and balances.”

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has recently spoke of taking a similar measure to protect the work being done by Robert Mueller’s team.


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