Senators Say They’ll Protect Mueller If Trump’s Russia Ire Heats Up

Senators say they’ll protect Mueller if Trump’s Russia ire heats up

Sen. Thom Tillis (pictured) has proposed a bill allowing a special counsel to contest any termination after the fact, along with Sen. Chris Coons. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they would remain vigilant to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, even as President Donald Trump has slightly lowered the temperature about his discontent over the Russia probe.
Two bills introduced in August are designed to safeguard the independent prosecutor, whose investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has roused Trump’s public and private frustration. Sens. Thom Tillis ( …

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