MONTPELIER, Vt. Some members of Congress still believe President Trump may fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Mueller is leading the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, along with Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent, introduced legislation that would require judicial review of any decision to fire special counsel. The bill is in connection with other bi-partisan legislation introduced earlier in the week also pertaining the firing of special counsel. Welch says if President Trump were to fire Mueller, it would be an almost clear indication of obstruction of justice.
“It's reassuring to me that I'm starting to see some of my Republican colleagues recognize that we've got to make certain that the independence of this investigation is respected by the executive branch, specifically President Trump,” said Welch.
Two bills aimed at protecting Mueller were introduced in the senate last year, but were never voted on.