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.
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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.