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Rep. Scott Taylor: Legislation to Protect Mueller Unnecessary

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By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 10:23 AM

Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller doesn't need legislative protection from President Donald Trump, whose campaign he is investigating.

Trump reportedly tried to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but was stopped when White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to The New York Times.

"I think if people have a problem with lawmakers politically calling for the firing of Mueller, then they should have equally a problem with lawmakers calling to protect him, politically," Taylor said on CNN's "New Day."

The congressman went on to say that the investigation should be allowed to "take its course," but that "if I was the president, I'd be pissed too. It's been a political hammer by Democrats on him, of course about this," Taylor said.

"It didn't happen in over a year. Let it take its course. There's political folks on both sides."

Taylor's fellow Republican legislator, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday that "it certainly wouldn't hurt" to add a "safeguard" protecting Mueller.

Her colleague, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told ABC's "This Week" program: "I don't know what happened last year, but it's pretty clear to me that everybody in the White House knows it would be the end of President Trump's presidency if he fired Mr. Mueller."

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