Graham, who authored a long-stalled bill to prevent the president from firing Mueller, was among at least two prominent Republicans who showed support Sunday for legislation to protect Mueller, who was appointed in May to investigate whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to undermine the 2016 presidential election.
"I've got legislation protecting Mr. Mueller, and I'd be glad to pass it tomorrow", Graham told ABC's This Week program.
Senators have put forward two bills to protect Mueller, and both are bipartisan. And the White House counsel is still on the job, and Mr. Mueller is still aggressively investigating.
Sen. Collins: It probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills and I give Senator Tillis and Senator Coons great credit for coming up with the bipartisan bill and Senator Lindsay Graham and Booker have a different approach.
The slow drip of news from the Mueller investigation has grown into a waterfall as of late, briefly placating the insatiable appetite of a mainstream media desperate to take down the president of the United States by any means possible.
"I don't see how a person can be guilty of obstruction when he does something he's got the power to do", said Wisenberg, who served as a deputy to Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated then-President Bill Clinton. This presidential pressure was applied even though Trump would later admit that he knew Flynn committed a federal crime. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC - a lawyer and politician - said such a move would be Trump's downfall, while some lawmakers from both sides have stepped up calls for legislation barring the president from firing a special counsel.
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They have refused to protect the special counsel legislatively from being fired.
As the Times' account goes, McGahn, the White House counsel, threatened to quit if Trump fired Mueller. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a centrist facing re-election this year, said that it would be "premature for us to go down that road". In other words, once again a phony pretext was to be used to fire someone atop an investigation of the president.
"He feels like there's been millions of dollars of taxpayers' dollars spent and no evidence yet of collusion", Short said.
"I'm unaware of any official effort on the part of the White House to undermine the special counsel", McConnell said.
But staff in the West Wing have become nervous about what Trump might say if he faces Mueller for an interview.