On Monday, Sen Chris Coons (D-Del.) argued for a law to be passed that would ensure President Donald Trump could not fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Speaking on CNN, Coons said: “We see now a president who has no clear sense of his boundaries and of the rule of law.”
Coons called the proposed law a “small preventive measure,” adding that it would “protect our country from an unnecessary moment should the president go off the rails on this issue again.”
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“On occasion, he consults his lawyers and follows their advice and the outcome’s been positive. On occasion, he doesn’t consult his lawyers and he’s done and said things that have really threatened the rule of law.”
The Delaware senator’s comments come a week after a bombshell New York Times report details how the president in June of 2017 allegedly ordered the special counsel to be fired just weeks into his investigation of Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.
According to the report, Trump ordered Mueller’s firing but reversed himself after White House counsel Don McGahn II threatened to resign in protest.
The president has denied ever attempting to fire Mueller and has recently expressed interest in sitting for an interview with the special counsel’s team.
“I would love to do [the interview], and I would like to do it as soon as possible,” Trump told reporters last week. “I would do it under oath, absolutely.”