aside Senator Graham Plans to Introduce Bill Barring President From Firing Mueller

Image result for photos of jeff sessions and trumpIt looks like enough US Congress representatives are concerned enough about the republican President Donald Trump’s possibly conniving for a way to fire the FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, in order to stop cold the Trump-Russian Inquiry, to where they are taking steps to prevent this. Not only are they taking procedural initiatives to block the president from making any appointments while the US Congress is in recess, Senator Lindsey Graham announced yesterday (7/27/17) that he plans to introduce legislation to prevent the president from arbitrarily firing the FBI’s Special Counsel Mueller.

Image result for photos of lindsey graham and robert muellerHere is the rest of the story…

On July 27, 2017, Jessica Estepa of  USA Today penned the following report, “Sen. Lindsey Graham to introduce bill to protect special counsels… such as Robert Mueller.”

Excerpts:

“Sen. Lindsey Graham said he plans to introduce legislation that would prevent the firing of a special counsel without judicial review.”

“A special counsel cannot be fired when they were entitled to investigate the president or his team unless you have judicial review, not just for Trump, but for any future president,” Graham said when describing the legislation to reporters on Thursday. “We need a check and balance here.”

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“The senator said he planned to introduce the bill next week. If it became law, it would include Robert Mueller, the special counsel heading the Justice Department’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”

“President Trump in recent days has leveled attacks against his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions’s recusal in March for failing to disclose election-year meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, followed by Trump’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in May, prompted the appointment of former FBI director Mueller as special counsel.”

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Graham said he expects the measure would receive bipartisan support.”

“Of course, there are some hurdles to jump. The legislation would need to pass both the Senate and the House, and would need to be signed into law by Trump, the target of the measure, himself. Congress could override a veto from Trump if it had enough support.”

“Graham announced the bill the same day he lashed out at Trump over his treatment of Sessions.”

“After saying there would be “holy hell” to pay if Sessions was fired, Graham added, “Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”

10 comments

    • Dear Suzanne,

      It looks like that crack of more and more republican legislators pushing back on the president’s foolishness, is widening. Thanks a million for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

  1. I’d love to see Sessions go and a new Attorney General free of any racial prejudice appointed. This bill to ensure Special Counsels can’t be fired is a good one and should receive bipartisan support.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Dear David Prosser,

      I would love to see Jeff Sessions go as I disagree with his approach to law enforcement, but the chances of the president appointing someone better is nil. I concur with your thinking that there should be bipartisan support for Senator Graham’s bill to bar the president from being able to fire the FBI Special Counsel Mueller.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. There must be a system of checks and balances in place to restrict the power of any president, otherwise we might as well be living in a dictatorship. This bill is long overdue.

  3. I have long thought that it makes no sense that the president can fire the person assigned to investigate his potential wrongdoings. I hope this bill is QUICKLY approved and passed with a large enough margin to be veto-proof. Thanks for sharing the information, my friend!
    Hugs!!!

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