January 26, 2018

Feinstein Statement on Special Counsel

Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on reports that President Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in June:

“I noted in June that President Trump does not have the authority to fire Bob Mueller. I also said that firing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein in order to replace Mueller would be a blatant move to subvert the law.

“Nothing has changed between then and now.

“Justice Department regulations still prohibit the firing of Special Counsel Mueller without good cause, and to do so would be a fundamental violation of the rule of law.

“It’s very unfortunate that this president doesn’t respect the law or the Constitution, and if he fires Bob Mueller, I expect Congress won’t stand for it and will take action.”

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