US Senator Lindsey Graham has said he is drafting legislation to stop any attempt by the Trump administration to fire Russian Federation investigator Bob Mueller. Again, Republicans (37 percent) were more likely to disapprove of the special counsel's handling of the probe than Democrats (19 percent) or independents (27 percent).
Thursday morning on CNN, Graham issued a stark warning to Trump over his continued public humiliation of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Steve Bannon, Trump's chief White House strategist, brought Coulter to meet the president.
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. "We need a check and balance here".
He already fired FBI Director James Comey for refusing to shut down the investigation, and by all accounts, he seems eager to get rid of the special counsel.
And the president was asked by The Times if the investigation would cross a red line if it expanded to his family's finances.
Graham said it's a "basic concept" that he believes would be supported by Democrats and Republicans and would apply to any future president in a similar situation.
There is more than a little frustration that it has taken public attacks on the integrity of Jeff Sessions, a man with such a long history of racism that he couldn't get confirmed by the Senate as a judge in 1986 and had questionable contacts with Russians himself while acting as a Trump campaign surrogate a year ago, to move senators such as Lindsey Graham to this point.
"My sense is that President Trump's comments on Sessions and Mueller in the past two weeks have created a window for legislation like this and Sen".
"I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters, some of them worked for Hillary Clinton", Trump said in a Fox News interview in June. Nearly half (48 percent) of voters surveyed over the weekend said it would be inappropriate for Trump to remove Mueller, who served under former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, while 22 percent said it would be appropriate.