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Could Congress Simply Codify the DOJ Special Counsel Regulations?

Some members of Congress are looking for ways to protect the integrity of the Mueller investigation by ensuring that Mueller won’t be removed from office unless a genuinely appropriate basis exists for doing so. Sens. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have introduced legislation to provide for judicial review if Mueller is removed, and Sens.

Executive Power

Senator Graham’s Proposed Return to the Independent Counsel Statute and the Problem of Impeachment Anxiety Syndrome

As Congress begins to respond more forcefully to Donald Trump’s excesses, a new proposal is taking shape: legislation to limit the president’s capacity to fire the special counsel. Lindsay Graham appears to be leading this charge, working with Cory Booker and others, and they plan to introduce a bill this week. The details are so far limited.

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