A Democratic and Republican senator who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee are introducing legislation that could prevent Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired to stop his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump. The bill by Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware would allow any Department of Justice special counsel’s firing to be reviewed by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the action — if the counsel challenges the decision. The bill is retroactive to May 17, 2017, the day of Mueller’s appointment. “It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations,” Tillis said. “A back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to ensure their investigatory independence, but also reaffirms our nation’s system of check and balances.”
Source: Drudge Report

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