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Senate Panel to Discuss Special Counsels, Separation of Powers

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:49 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday announced it will consider two bills to protect FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election, The Hill reported.

The panel will discuss "special counsels and the separation of powers" Sept. 26 and largely focus on two bipartisan bills to shield Mueller from being fired. President Donald Trump described the investigation as a "witch hunt" after Mueller was appointed by the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into the allegations, giving him sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes uncovered in the probe.

One bill, sponsored by Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., would require a judicial review before a special counsel is removed from office. The second bill, sponsored by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., would allow a special counsel to challenge his dismissal in federal court.

"Our bill ensures that, if the President tries to protect himself by firing the special counsel, or if someone tries to fire the special counsel without good cause, a court, not the president, will have the final say," Coons said Tuesday.

"This bill is about ensuring that the special counsel cannot be removed improperly, a protection that is critical not just for the current investigation but for investigations conducted by special counsels in the future."

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