Despite not finding any evidence of “collusion” with Russia (which isn’t illegal anyway) by the Donald Trump for president campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller just keeps rolling along. Now, it looks like one Senatorial committee, anyway, wants to set and an INDEFINITE deadline by making it impossible for the president to fire any special counsel.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with legislation to limit President Trump’s ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants to add the bill to the panel’s business meeting agenda scheduled for Thursday, a spokesman for the senator confirmed to The Hill.
“In order to do that, the Minority would need to assent. Committee rules require such assent within 72 hours of a markup. Grassley has sought that assent, and is waiting to hear back,” said spokesman George Hartmann….
The legislation, from Sens. Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an “expedited judicial review” within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a “good cause.” If it wasn’t, the special counsel would be reinstated.
The measure would also codify existing regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can fire a special counsel and that they must provide the reason in writing.
So much for the special counsel being under the purview of the White House if he ever really was, to begin with.
For those weary of the Mueller probe which really does seem rudderless, this move appears to be an attempt to make it go on forever regardless of whether or not any wrongdoing by the president or anyone else is ever found. The purpose, in the beginning, was a little sketchy, investigating actions that weren’t actually crimes, but after almost eleven months the only people indicted have been put in that state due to procedural matters and lying to the FBI.
Why is this probe allowed to continue…and why do these senators WANT it to continue.
Those are the questions that We the People should be asking.