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Sen. Warren to Congress: Focus on Protecting Mueller, Not Impeachment

Sen. Warren to Congress: Focus on Protecting Mueller, Not Impeachment
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the National Press Club August 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 05:05 PM EDT

Congress must protect special counsel Robert Mueller from getting fired in the wake of two bombshell legal actions involving President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman and his former lawyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Wednesday.

In an interview on CNNs “New Day," Warren suggested it’s not the time to talk about impeachment proceedings against the president.

"What Congress needs to do right now is we need to make sure that … Mueller is fully protected from being fired by Donald Trump," Warren said a day after former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted of financial crimes, while ex-Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to tax fraud and campaign finance violations.

She added a firing of Mueller by Trump would “no doubt” create a constitutional crisis, saying at that point, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would need to "step up and say, “’No, we are still a nation of laws and no one in this country, not even the President of the United States, is above the law.'"

In the same interview, Warren triggered an uproar on her reaction to the arrest of an illegal immigrant in the slaying of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, The Washington Times reported.

The Senator offered her condolences to the Tibbetts family, but then went on to describe the need for “immigration laws that focus on people who pose a real threat,” and not on a zero tolerance policy that separates families illegally crossing the border.

Donald Trump Jr. immediately lashed out at the remarks as lacking empathy for “actual Americans.”

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Congress must protect special counsel Robert Mueller from getting fired in the wake of two bombshell legal actions involving President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman and his former lawyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Wednesday.
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