Republican Senator Threatens to Impeach Trump if He Fires Special Counsel

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on "America's Newsroom" he'll seek legislation that would prevent President Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

Lindsey Graham of SC is working on legislation that would block the firing of special counsels without judicial review, according to the Associated Press. The South Carolina Republican has been known to occasionally wander from the Senate flock.

Graham has been one of the harsher critics of such attacks, and even told CNN that "if Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay". It would require "judicial review" if a special counsel is fired while investigating the president or his staff. "Judges will have to look and see if the reasons stated meet the statutory definitions", he said. "We need a check and balance here". A spokesperson for Booker declined to comment, saying that he and Graham were still in the process of writing the bill, but pointed to an interview Booker gave on Tuesday in which he said he would introduce legislation similar to what Graham discussed Thursday.

He was forced to get rid of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after it was learned that he discussed US sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington that Vladimir Putin wants lifted, and lied that he never had any contacts with the Moscow envoy.

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There is more than a little frustration that it has taken public attacks on the integrity of Jeff Sessions, a man with such a long history of racism that he couldn't get confirmed by the Senate as a judge in 1986 and had questionable contacts with Russians himself while acting as a Trump campaign surrogate past year, to move senators such as Lindsey Graham to this point.

Matt Mackowiak, a Republican strategist and president of the Potomac Strategy Group, suggested in an email to Mic that Graham likely would get GOP support for such a statute.

Cobb's statements come after Trump has repeatedly called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt".

"I would say yes", Trump said. His plan is to get rid of Sessions and then install an acting attorney general in a recess appointment during Congress's month long August vacation - someone who would fire Mueller in an attempt to end or at least curtail the investigation. "The idea that he would be dismissed while investigating the president and his team is unacceptable".

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