Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted that he was a fortune-teller. He stood firm on refusing to provide Special Counsel Robert Mueller with a safety net, because he claimed that Donald Trump would not fire the man. A senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch is one of the few Republicans to take the president head on with a strong warning.
Hatch wrote a Wall Street Journal opinion piece stating that “Firing Mueller” would “trigger a crisis:
‘Firing Mr. Mueller would be a grave error. It would trigger a crisis, possibly even impeachment. It would threaten many of the administration’s accomplishments and make continued progress virtually impossible.’
The long-time senator signed on to the proposed legislation designed to provide Mueller a firewall. The legislation would protect Mueller against Trump or one of his administration pink slipping him. Hatch said that it would also protect any special counsel from any president under investigation.
Hatch wrote that, in his opinion, there had been instances in the past of an independent prosecutor improperly investigating one of the three branches of government:
‘Freed from political accountability and meaningful oversight, independent prosecutors become a law unto themselves.’
However, the Republican senator said he would join his colleagues and support the legislation to send a firm message to the president. That message was: let Mueller complete his investigation into the Russian attack on the U.S. presidential election, and yes, any sign of collusion from the Trump campaign:
‘The special counsel must be permitted to complete his investigation. President Trump should not, and I believe will not, end the investigation.’
Check out some of our favorite responses to Hatch’s Facebook and Twitter pages below:
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