Judiciary member warns president on special counsel, attorney general

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 28, 2017

"The idea that Mueller would be dismissed while investigating the president and his team is unacceptable unless there is cause", said Graham, adding it's "inappropriate" for Trump to draw any "red line" on what Mueller's team can investigate. But, he added, those actions could be strategic, to get Sessions to move on some issues.

The Trump administration has sought to discredit Mr Mueller over his friendship with former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, who had been heading the inquiry until he was sacked by Mr Trump in May. He said he is now working on the bill and does not yet know when it will be finalized. Despite the administration's objections that this infringes on executive foreign policy prerogatives, hardly any members of Congress have voted against the legislation. Not because we are dying to see the country go through that spectacle, but because it seems clear that the president is trying to shut down an investigation into his campaign just when even Republican lawmakers are finding more and more evidence to concern them that more investigating is warranted.

Like a person trapped in quicksand, the more the president struggles, the deeper he sinks.

However, a new bill being motioned in America as we speak could bring Trump's fearful power hold in The White House to a halt.

GOP single-payer amendment fails in Senate MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he is writing a bill that will limit President Trump's ability to fire the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling.

He added that Mr Trump was crossing a "red line" in his consideration to axe Mr Mueller, who was appointed by the Justice Department to lead the probe after Mr Comey was sacked.

There is more than a little frustration that it has taken public attacks on the integrity of Jeff Sessions, a man with such a long history of racism that he couldn't get confirmed by the Senate as a judge in 1986 and had questionable contacts with Russians himself while acting as a Trump campaign surrogate a year ago, to move senators such as Lindsey Graham to this point.

Mr Sessions, known for his hardline anti-immigration stance, was one of then-candidate Mr Trump's earliest supporters in Washington.

Meanwhile, Sessions said he has no intention of resigning.

The president has also been criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself earlier this year from the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"This is not just a diversion, this is unnerving", he told reporters. "The statements the president is making go way beyond what's acceptable in a rule of law nation".

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