Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

His response could signal that he is innocent, Fox News contributor Brit Hume said on the air this week.

The South Carolina Republican announced he was creating a measure aimed at protecting Mr Mueller by mandating that any special counsel appointed to investigate a president or his staff could not be fired "unless you have judicial review of the firing".

The president has also been criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself earlier this year from the investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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Graham said his bill, which he will introduce next week, will block a president from firing the special counsel without a federal judge's approval if that counsel is investigating the president or his administration, according to The Wall Street Journal.

On Wednesday, Hume said not many Americans understand Trump "very well". Not because we are dying to see the country go through that spectacle, but because it seems clear that the president is trying to shut down an investigation into his campaign just when even Republican lawmakers are finding more and more evidence to concern them that more investigating is warranted. If you've got reason to believe he is compromised and shouldn't be serving as special counsel, let me know.

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Regarding Trump's recent behavior toward Sessions, Hume said he's never seen a president act this way toward a Cabinet member or close adviser.

"If Jeff Sessions is fired", he added, "there will be holy hell to pay".

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Sessions reportedly has said he won't quit his position.

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