Senators Prepare Bill To Block Firing Of Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller is sworn in on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee as it holds an oversight hearing on the FBI. Mueller is near... FBI Director Robert Mueller is sworn in on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee as it holds an oversight hearing on the FBI. Mueller is nearing the end of his 12 years as head of the law enforcement agency that is conducting high-profile investigations of the Boston Marathon bombings, the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and leaks of classified government information. The committee's chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said when it comes to national security leaks, it's important to balance the need to protect secrecy with the need to let the news media do their job. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) MORE LESS
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July 27, 2017 12:02 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are working on legislation that could attempt to insulate Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

A Republican and two Democrats said Thursday they’re among committee members working on legislation that would prevent the firing of special counsels without judicial review. They are Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrats Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

A Graham spokesman says the senator’s still working on the bill, and it’s unclear when it will be introduced.

Graham has sternly warned Trump not to fire Mueller or Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He said Thursday there would be “holy hell” to pay if Trump fired Sessions.

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