Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been open about his criticism of Trump since he won the Republican nomination. But his issues with Trump aren’t just empty words—Graham is taking action against Trump.
Graham is now writing a bill that will prevent Trump from being able to fire Robert Mueller or any special counsel investing the Russian election interference.
His bill, which Graham will introduce next week, will prevent a president from terminating a special counsel investigating the president or their administration without a federal judge’s approval, The Wall Street Journal reports.
According to Graham, he is writing the legislation because “we need a check and balance here.” The bill would apply to Trump and all future presidents.
Trump wants Mueller gone, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, said he would not fire him even if Trump asked him to. Because Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, he is also unable to fire Mueller. This explains why Trump has been attacking Sessions so viciously lately. He wants Sessions out so that he can appoint someone who would fire Mueller. Graham’s bill would prevent that from happening.
This will likely make Graham Trump’s biggest target. After threatening Sen. Lisa Murkowski for not voting his way on health care, Trump will probably explode when he hears about Graham’s legislation.