Bipartisan Effort To Protect Mueller In Senate…

Washington (CNN) – Support is gathering behind a bipartisan push to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from potentially being fired by President Donald Trump.

Sen. Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, and Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, plan to introduce a measure Thursday that would bar the President from directly firing any special counsel — retroactive to Mueller’s appointment in May.

“The President would maintain the power to remove the special counsel, but we would just want to make sure that it had merit and have that back-end judicial process,” Tillis said Thursday morning on CNN’s “Newsroom.”

“And if there is a termination, we just want to make sure, through judicial review, that it was warranted,” he added.

The measure would also effectively shut down another avenue for firing Mueller — mandating that only an attorney general confirmed by the Senate would have the power to remove the special counsel. Trump has openly blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the federal Russia probe, leading to speculation he may try and find a new attorney general who would fire Mueller.

Tillis voiced support for Sessions Thursday, saying the attorney general is “doing a great job.” The Republican lawmaker also warned that if the bipartisan proposal passes through Congress and Trump decides to veto the legislation, “it means that we’d have work to do potentially override a veto.”

Given Trump’s difficulty with honesty, essentially rendering him a man without integrity, this is a very welcome development. His attorneys later statement that Trump has no plans to fire Mueller is as suspect, or more so than anything Trump might say himself.

For anyone who truly wants to drain the swamp starting with Trump, his henchmen, and attorneys would be a wonderful and logical place to start.

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

4 thoughts on “Bipartisan Effort To Protect Mueller In Senate…”

  1. I hope this is an indication that there are Democratic and Republican politicians who care enough for our country to put it above politics. This seems to be what’s at work in protecting Mr. Mueller. Is it too soon to say that our checks and balances on a rogue president are working?

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    1. If, and it still remains an if, the efforts to protect Mueller and insure our process to move smoothing to its just conclusion based on evidence and reason then yes, our system of checks and balances is working.

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