Senate Judiciary Committee will vote for a bill to protect Mueller

Many members of the Senate, believe such a proposal would help shield the special counsel

Members of the United States Senate announced that it will take up legislation that would help protect Robert Mueller. Despite opposition from Republican leadership, many members of the Senate, including some in the GOP, believe such a proposal would help shield the special counsel.

According to Politico, "Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joined two Democrats to unveil a bill allowing the special counsel to challenge any termination in court. And now, surprisingly, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has agreed to put it to a vote."

This draft comes after President Trump posted multiple tweets in which he promoted a crack-pot conspiracy theory featured on a FoxNews show Wednesday evening and how he could have fired Muller last December.

At the this point, some in the Senate still feel like there is no need for such legislation. Others have questioned the vulnerability to a court challenge that may rule that the President has the right to hire and fire under enumerated powers given to him as the head of the Executive Branch.

More and more, this seems to be another warning shot at President Trump and his idea of firing Mueller. Mueller is seen by many, including myself, as a great American and an honorable man. Along with leading the FBI as a public servant after September 11th, Mueller is an Ivy League-educated lawyer that served three years as an officer in the Marine Corps in Vietnam earning several medals, including the Purple Heart.

“If you want to see what touching the sun feels like, then get rid of Bob Mueller,” said Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Senate Foreign Relations Chair, Bob Corker (R-TN) added, " firing Muller would be the end his presidency as he knows it. I don’t think he understands how vehemently people would respond to that,”

Corker told reporters Wednesday, “because we have faith in Mueller. We do not believe he is corrupt.”

Corker and other Senators may have faith in Mueller but more and more it seems like President Trump does not. The question now is, will the Senate save President Trump from himself by passing this legislation? Either way, President Trump would be wise to remember what Norman Reedus once wrote, "the dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid."

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MarkBerwind
MarkBerwind

All the senate can do is pass a bill that would have to be passed in the House, that would fly in the face of the Constitution. The Special Counsel law was always extra constitutional, which means it has no place in US law. This is a political game that is only going to make things worse, and would be as unconstitutional as the Special Counsel law, itself. It's been to the point that any US President can only do things when politically approved, and any time he does something that the Constitution allows, it goes checked by unconstitutional laws and regulations. It's been this way ever since laws like the Special Counsel provision has been in place. Go back to Watergate to refresh how it was abused.

curtmilr
curtmilr

The entire concept of a Special Counsel flies in the face of the Constitution.

Mueller may indeed be honorable; he was a Marine officer. But his conduct as a public official requires an extravagant straining of the definition to fit him in the role. He could still surprise me by announcing multiple indictments of Democrats for illegal collusion with the Russians in trying to influence the 2016 election.

But I'm not holding my breath!

esotericwy
esotericwy

Do US Senators understanding the Constitution and specifically the first 2 Articles? Apparently NOT.