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The president backed down only after Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, threatened to quit rather than execute Trump's order. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden believes the law as it currently exists now prohibits Trump from firing Mueller without cause. The way he sees it, this was just Trump being a New Yorker.

"I don't think there's a need for legislation right now to protect Mueller", he said In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. "They're very complicated issues as well", said Collins. "It's their duty and responsibility for oversight".

But that raises a perennial constitutional question: Can the president be charged in criminal court?

McCarthy expressed concern that texts between Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair, showed a political bias against Trump.

Graham expressed "complete confidence" in Mueller and poured some water on any attempts on the right to taint the investigation over the behavior of two biased FBI employees, Pete Strzok, who was removed from the Russian Federation probe, and his mistress Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.

President Trump has a lot of enemies, many of his own making or even invention.

"As a matter of fact, I think Mr. Mueller is the flawless guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will", Graham said.

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Graham said Mueller is "the ideal guy to get to the bottom of this", and his bill would give Mueller "the space to do it".

Separately, transcripts of interviews held behind closed doors in congressional investigations into Russian meddling could soon become public.

Senate Republicans moved quickly last August amid speculation that Trump might fire Mueller for investigating beyond his perceived mandate.

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House continues to cooperate with the probe and that he personally did not know of Trump ever "intimating that he wanted to fire Robert Mueller".

That said, Rosenstein might actually be in the same position as Mueller. "And that's as it should be". That's because he can still make the case that rather than acting to cover up crimes, he acted because he genuinely believes the Russian Federation investigation is "fake news" and that he did nothing wrong. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would allow the counsel to appeal a dismissal after the fact. Instead, the latest news shows why it's so urgent for Congress to act to protect Mueller-and to ensure that he can only be fired for good cause. A second, sponsored by Graham and Sen.

"Any attempt to remove the special counsel, pardon key witnesses or otherwise interfere in the investigation would be a gross abuse of power, and all members of Congress, from both parties, have a responsibility to our constitution and to our country to make that clear immediately", Mr Warner said.

On Sunday, Collins said "it probably wouldn't hurt" to pass a bill making it nearly impossible to remove Mueller.

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