Others say: Senate warns the president

After President Donald Trump publicly toyed with the idea of firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller III this summer, a bipartisan group of senators introduced two bills that would shield Mueller from being dismissed. Trump has been quiet on the question of Mueller's investigation as of late. But the Senate Judiciary Committee recently sent a strong signal to Trump, holding a hearing Sept. 26 on the legislation that showed bipartisan support for protecting the special counsel.

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RBBrittain says...

I agree fully. The law sounds an awful lot like the infamous Tenure of Office Act (later found unconstitutional) that got Andrew Johnson impeached, but even if the President can constitutionally say "You're fired!" it's NOT always a good idea. (If you've got a TARDIS or DeLorean at hand, go back and ask Nixon after the "Saturday Night Massacre".)

Posted 11 October 2017, 10:08 a.m. Suggest removal

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