Nadler Introduces Mueller Protection Bill On First Day Of New Congress

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On the first day of the new Congress, New York Representative Jerrold Nadler reintroduced legislation preventing President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller for anything but serious misconduct or other “good cause,” and would allow Mueller or any other future special counsel to challenge their dismissal in court.

The bill, titled “Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act,” received bipartisan backing in its first introduction, but Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked the legislation from receiving a vote in the Senate, according to the New York Daily News. With a new majority in the House of Representatives, and with Nadler now presiding over the House Judiciary Committee, Nadler is attempting to push the bill through again.

“For the last two years, House Republican leadership sat idly by, and often joined in, as President Trump attempted more…

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