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Impaneled Grand Jury Makes Firing Mueller More Politically Difficult

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By    |   Friday, 04 Aug 2017 09:07 AM

The news that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury makes it even more difficult for President Donald Trump to fire him, The Washington Post reports.

Further, legislation being introduced by members of Trump's own party would provide a layering of protection for Mueller and his team to see the Russia investigation to its natural conclusion, The Post noted.

While news of the grand jury isn't surprising, it does erase any hope the Trump administration had of the probe into collusion with Russia going away soon.

"If I'm in Trump World, I don't know that this rattles me because it's not a surprise, but it's certainly not good news for the president," former U.S. attorney John Wood told The Hill.

"It's newsworthy because there was always the possibility the investigation would wrap up soon and this is an indication it won't."

And if Trump did hold any notion of firing Mueller, Senate Republicans are taking steps to quash that idea.

Ardent Trump supporter Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced bipartisan legislation that would not allow Trump to fire Mueller without cause.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham also introduced a bipartisan bill to protect Mueller.

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