While we don’t know what House Republicans would do?
More and more US senator’s are announcing support for Robert Mueller’s tenure as Specail Councel (Prosocutor) ….
Would congressional Republicans draw a line in the sand when it comes to protecting special counsel Robert Mueller? The answer we got 24 hours later: While they haven’t raced to pass legislation, several GOP senators did fire warning shots at President Trump, NBC’s Rebecca Shabad writes.
- “Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that he had ‘confidence’ in the special counsel and that ‘it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller.’”
- “Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said he thought Trump was ‘too smart’ to get rid of Mueller. ‘I think it would provoke some sort of reaction by Congress. I think he knows that,’ Kennedy said on CNN’s ‘New Day,’ adding that ‘the president can’t just fire Mr. Mueller. He’s got to direct Mr. Rosenstein to fire him, and I don’t think Mr. Rosenstein would do it.’”
- “Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said it would be ‘inappropriate’ for Trump to dismiss either Mueller or Rosenstein. ‘I think it would be a massive mistake for the president to do anything to interfere with this investigation,’ said Corker, adding, ‘he knows most every Republican senator feels that way.’”
- “And Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also said Tuesday that he didn’t think Trump was likely to dismiss either man because he knew ‘it would be the beginning of the end of his presidency.’”
What’s more, NBC’s Garrett Haake notes that a bipartisan group of senators — Graham, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Chris Coons, D-Del., and Cory Booker, D-N.J. — are today introducing a bill that would codify that a special counsel could be fired only for good cause by a senior Justice Department official and would preserve all of the investigation’s documents and staff while the case is pending.
So these are definite cracks in the ground between Trump and his party, at least in the Senate. And they come at a time when congressional Republicans are upset at Trump on other matters like the tariffs, as Axios reports…..