A group of “bipartisan” senators (please note that “bipartisan” means “swampy establishment politicians these days) are introducing new legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
According to an article from “The Hill” by Jordain Carney: Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation for the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act today.
(They sure didn’t waste any time pounding this legislation out! DACA supporters, please make a note of this!)
The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an “expedited judicial review” within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a “good cause.” If it was determined it wasn’t, the special counsel would be reinstated.
It would also specify that only a senior Justice Department official could fire a special counsel and that they must provide the reason in writing.
“We need to ensure not only that special counsel Mueller can complete his work without interference, but that special counsels in future investigations can, too,” Coons said.
Tillis added that the “compromise bipartisan bill helps ensure that special counsels, present or future, have the independence they need to conduct fair and impartial investigations.”
(Translation: “This will help ensure that special counsels, present or future, have unlimited time to conduct their investigations until they manage to find something.”)
The new legislation comes after Trump lashed out following an FBI raid on the offices and hotel room of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. A referral from Mueller’s team reportedly prompted the raid.
“Attorney–client privilege is dead!” Trump said in a tweet, adding, “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!”
He also refused to rule out the possibility of firing Mueller, telling reporters, “We’ll see what happens.”
Previous legislation to protect Mueller has largely stalled on Capitol Hill.
(I didn’t even know there had been any prior legislation. I guess “the swamp” didn’t want it advertised before that they were already formulating ways to protect Robert Mueller.)
Tillis and Coons introduced legislation last year that would let Mueller or any special counsel challenge their firing in court.
A separate bill, from Graham and Booker, would require a judge to approve a Justice Department request to fire Mueller or any other special counsel.
Just remember, “swampy” is as “swampy” does.
Perhaps we they should consider passing some legislation called “The Presidential Protection Act from biased, overzealous, and ill-conceived special prosecutors!
Ha! Sometimes I just crack myself up.