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Manchin Fears 'Constitutional Crisis' Over Sessions Firing

By    |   Thursday, 08 November 2018 02:12 PM

The firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put the United States on the verge of a "constitutional crisis," and steps must be taken to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday.

"I think it's a big mistake to let Jeff Sessions go," the West Virginia Democrat told "CBS This Morning," adding that Congress must take up legislation to protect Mueller.

"I understand the Mueller investigation is wrapping up," Manchin said. "You ought to have a team in place to wrap it up so there's no questions. The president says there's nothing to it."

Manchin said that he's also concerned at the appointment of chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, because he's spoken out against the Mueller probe.

"I think that gives concern to every senator, Democrat and Republican," said Manchin. "We are a country, the rule of law is everything, it's how we gauge our self, it's how we govern ourselves.

Looking like it's all been tilted one way or the other is wrong."

The bills to protect Mueller have bipartisan support, said Manchin, and Trump must not be able to "throw a veil on this thing in the last hour of the day."

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The firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put the United States on the verge of a "constitutional crisis," and steps must be taken to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday.
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