Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Senate panel approves bill to protect special counsel
The Hill ^ | 04/26/2018 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 04/26/2018 8:12:41 AM PDT by GIdget2004

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a 14-7 vote, the panel approved the bipartisan proposal that deeply divided Republicans on the committee.

With every committee Democrat backing the legislation, only one Republican was needed to secure passage.

In the end, 4 Republicans voted for the measure.

The vote marks the first time Congress has advanced legislation to formally protect Mueller from being fired as Trump has publicly railed against him, and reportedly privately talked of firing him.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would codify Department of Justice regulations that say only a senior Department of Justice official can fire Mueller or another special counsel.

It would give a special counsel an "expedited review" of their firing. If a court determines that it wasn't for "good cause" they would be reinstated.

The committee also added new reporting requirements into the bill, including notification when a special counsel is appointed or removed and requiring a report be given to Congress after an investigation wraps up that details its findings and decisions to prosecute.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coup; deepstate; linda; lindseygraham; mueller; uniparty
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-68 next last

1 posted on 04/26/2018 8:12:41 AM PDT by GIdget2004
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Republicans self identifying as enemies and targeting themselves for primary challenges.


2 posted on 04/26/2018 8:14:37 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

The latest in a long line of congressional bills unsupported by the Constitution.


3 posted on 04/26/2018 8:15:57 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Legislature has no power to deny the chief executive of his constitutional authority.


4 posted on 04/26/2018 8:16:12 AM PDT by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

I am “sure” President Trump is waiting, pen in hand, to sign this crap! If the Plague wiped out the US Senate today, would we notice a difference? I think not.


5 posted on 04/26/2018 8:16:52 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004
Ok. So just appoint a special counsel assigned to every president elected to impede, threaten friends and relatives, provide cover for real criminals in government, and leak things true or false to the media to destroy.

Makes perfect sense.........

6 posted on 04/26/2018 8:17:21 AM PDT by blackdog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

PRIMARY THIS TOM TILLIS GUY!!!

He rubbed me the wrong way when I heard him say we didn't need to build a Wall!!!!!!!

7 posted on 04/26/2018 8:17:46 AM PDT by KavMan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

district of corruption.


8 posted on 04/26/2018 8:17:57 AM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Linda Graham....why am I not surprised!


9 posted on 04/26/2018 8:18:13 AM PDT by EODGUY (Mad-City Wisconsin...40 square miles surrounded by reality.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

That’s only the panel...in other words, it’s got miles to go.


10 posted on 04/26/2018 8:19:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EODGUY

I doubt this bill would survive SCOTUS. It’s a clear usurpation of executive perogatives by the legislature.


11 posted on 04/26/2018 8:20:12 AM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy

Trump will veto. The override vote should be fun.


12 posted on 04/26/2018 8:20:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

Get a rope...


13 posted on 04/26/2018 8:21:02 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Po Dunk)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

If it’s a bill, then it can be vetoed.
Does this “legislation” need to be approved by the House?


14 posted on 04/26/2018 8:21:03 AM PDT by JME_FAN (uired to)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Thanks a rot Mitch for letting this dreck proceed. And the rino insects who voted for it.


15 posted on 04/26/2018 8:22:57 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Meaningless posturing. Voters should contact their Senators and tell them to stop with the empty posturing for the Media and start doing their JOBS for a change.


16 posted on 04/26/2018 8:24:18 AM PDT by MNJohnnie ("The political class is a bureaucracy designed to perpetuate itself" Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Repeal the 17th Amendment. We need The States House again.


17 posted on 04/26/2018 8:24:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Despicable


18 posted on 04/26/2018 8:25:29 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Mitch is not going to let it go to the floor. This is feckless.


19 posted on 04/26/2018 8:25:47 AM PDT by DarthVader ("The biggest misconception on Free Republic is that the Deep State is invulnerable")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Mueller is a comet. He’s losing mass every day and will eventually fade out.


20 posted on 04/26/2018 8:25:50 AM PDT by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-68 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson