Democrats are terrified that President Trump might fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller. They’re so nervous about it that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on legislation to protect Mueller’s role Thursday. The poorly-conceived bill was approved in a 14-7 vote.
Every single Democrat on the committee supported the legislation. Four Republicans shifted teams and supported it as well.
The measure protects Mueller from wanton firing. Only a senior Justice Department official is allowed to do the deed and it must be approved during an expedited review. If a court determines that the prosecutor was unfairly terminated, he’ll be reinstated.
“We have a piece of legislation that I believe will stand the test of time and will also stand the test of scrutiny,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein gushed.
The bill has no shot at passing the Senate or the House. It’s also unnecessary. Most Republicans agree that firing Mueller at this point would be political suicide. There’s no indication that Trump is thinking about doing so.
“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor, that’s my responsibility as the majority leader, and we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
The Russia investigation is a major thorn in Trump’s side. Nothing is coming from Muller’s work beyond greater hassles for the president. The supposed collusion is as far from being proven as ever.
Mueller doesn’t need to be fired because he’s technically doing his job. The left sicked a bloodhound on a dry trail. They want Mueller to be the undoing of Trump’s presidency, but that’s not what’s happening.
Not that Mueller’s team is coming up empty-handed. The investigation is causing serious trouble for multiple Trump associates. His personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is being subjected to intense scrutiny and may be facing serious charges.
Still, Cohen’s mishaps are his own. Trump’s not responsible.
(Source: The Hill)