Once he was appointed Special Counsel to investigate President Donald Trump and the possible Russian collusion story, everyone seemed to think that Mr. Mueller has an unassailable position. Everyone seems to think that he cannot be fired from his position. Apparently, Special Counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes that he might discover within the scope of his probe. That, my friends, is a lot of latitude. There are those that think that the Special Counsel is not completely unassailable in his current position. There are others that have this interpretation of the constitution.
As Written By Brian Murphy for McClatchy DC:
WASHINGTON – Congress may be unable to provide any job protection legislatively for special counsel Robert Mueller, whose wide-ranging investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election continues to anger President Donald Trump.
While Trump confidant Roger Stone was defending himself in front of a separate committee elsewhere on Capitol Hill, legal scholars offered competing views on whether two Senate bills designed to protect Mueller from firing by Trump or someone in the Justice Department would pass constitutional muster during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A bill sponsored by North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis and Delaware Democrat Chris Coons would allow a fired special counsel to have his dismissal reviewed by a three-judge panel within 14 days. Another measure, put forward by Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., would require the Justice Department to clear such a firing with a panel of judges before it could take effect.
“The bills in their current form are unwise and unconstitutional,” said Akhil Reed Amar, a constitutional law professor at Yale Law School and a Democrat who publicly opposed Trump in the election…..
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