Sen. Schumer Demands Vote on Bill to Protect Mueller, Slams Pres. Trump

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Sen. Schumer Defends Mueller, Slams Pres. Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer defended Special Counsel Robert Mueller and slammed President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

The senator also demanded a vote on a bipartisan legislation to protect Mueller from the President, who may be considering of firing him.

Sen. Schumer called for the protection of Mueller after Pres. Trump blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for raiding the office, home, and hotel room of his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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Pres. Trump called the FBI raid “disgraceful, witch hunt and a new level of unfairness. He also appeared to be considering firing Mueller, who referred the case against Cohen to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. When reporters asked the President about firing Mueller, he responded, “We’ll see what happens” and added that many people told him to fire the Special Counsel.”

In his speech at the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Schumer said, “By his own words, it’s clear the President may be considering firing the Special Counsel. This Congress must respond forcefully and on a bipartisan basis by reaffirming our belief that the President cannot fire Special Counsel without cause.”