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house Bill H.R. 5476

Should a Special Counsel Be Able to Request a Judicial Review of Their Termination?

Argument in favor

This bill would protect the integrity of investigations carried out by a special counsel by shielding them from wrongful termination and ensuring they can request a legal review of their firing.

Sylvan's Opinion
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11/08/2018
The special counsel was appointed for valid reasons and has already resulted in a staggering amount of indictments and guilty pleas. The investigation must be allowed to run its course without obstruction of justice from the White House or congressional Republicans. No one is above the law — not even Trump.
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Robert's Opinion
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11/08/2018
This is a no brainer. It would protect the Special Council from being removed without cause.
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Josh's Opinion
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11/08/2018
Anything that keeps government accountable is a good thing.
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Argument opposed

There’s no need for these procedures to be put in place, as any administration that fires a special counsel under murky circumstances would face calls for impeachment.

Carol's Opinion
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11/08/2018
Yes. Senators Moran and Roberts, you have an obligation to your constituents to protect this investigation. Please stand up to Trump.
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David's Opinion
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11/09/2018
$40 million later, the convictions have no relation to President Trump and Russia. The convictions Mueller has are about everything but, what he was hired for. His waste of taxpayers money should be over!
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We-r-watching's Opinion
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11/08/2018
Special council hired by the Attorney General or his designate, thus he or she is accountable to that office. Special council have the reputation for expanding their jobs and would make a career out of an appointment. Limits on ti.e and money spent should set for each Special council
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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedApril 11th, 2018
    The special counsel was appointed for valid reasons and has already resulted in a staggering amount of indictments and guilty pleas. The investigation must be allowed to run its course without obstruction of justice from the White House or congressional Republicans. No one is above the law — not even Trump.
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    Yes. Senators Moran and Roberts, you have an obligation to your constituents to protect this investigation. Please stand up to Trump.
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    This is a no brainer. It would protect the Special Council from being removed without cause.
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    Anything that keeps government accountable is a good thing.
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    Attorney General who has been confirmed by the Senate, or the most senior Senate-confirmed Dept. of Justice (DOJ) official who isn’t recused from the matter can terminate the investigation. The only one Trump will pick will be a puppet and Trump AG. What Trump does not understand, the AG is not his personal attorney. The AG is there to protect the America people and up hold the constitution. This is not a yea or nay issue, there needs to be just caused and proof, not just because a dictator wants it and his followers! This is suppose to be reviewed by your representative for obstruction, whether defunding or directly firing.
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    Given that the Special Counselor is to be impartial in his investigation and is given wide latitude and no end date, it would seem to me it must be proved he has in someway committed a criminal act or committed misconduct to be relieved of his/her position. The body relieving the SC of their position must be impartial and nonpartisan which the temporary AG is not and neither is the current Senate. Thus to fire the SC at this time would smack of wholesale partisan obstruction of justice by the entire Republican Party and would lead to massive distrust of the government from which I fear we would not recover.
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    Trump is completely lawless and amoral. Mueller should be protected in every way possible.
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    Yes. It is imperative to protect the republic
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    Special counsel should be protected from a political firing.
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    Yes! We need to keep everyone accountable! Mueller works for the American citizens - not Trump.
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    We need the proper protections in place to prevent abuses of power from ever happening. The current administration is not above interfering with the investigations.
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    Protect Mueller! Protect the investigation! Protect the Constitution!
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    Why not? Quick before Trump replaces all the Fed/ Supreme Judges🔥 and/or we lose RBG! Let’s ask Kavanaugh😩
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    Yes, it’s called due process
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    $40 million later, the convictions have no relation to President Trump and Russia. The convictions Mueller has are about everything but, what he was hired for. His waste of taxpayers money should be over!
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    Trump is neither a deity or a king. Investigations of corruption and collusion need to be unimpeded no matter the politician. Truth needs to win!
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    Trump is obstructing justice again to stop the investigation into his involvement into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. He fired Komi to obstruct justice and now he has fired Sessions replacing him with a Trump biased attorney. He did not follow standard procedure to elevate the Assistant AJ, Rosenstein, to the the temporary AJ position. This is just one more tactic to protect himself at the detriment of the American people. Mueller and the funding of the Russian investigation must be protected immediately. The newly appointed temporary AJ should be required to recuse himself based on his documented bias.
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    PROTECT MUELLER!!!
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    Special council hired by the Attorney General or his designate, thus he or she is accountable to that office. Special council have the reputation for expanding their jobs and would make a career out of an appointment. Limits on ti.e and money spent should set for each Special council
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    Just don’t take it to the SCOTUS... That is already rigged for the Orange Idiot!!!
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