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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) says Congress should pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller following reports President Donald Trump considered firing him last June.

But at the same time, Collins said she ultimately had faith in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has direct authority over the probe.
“It probably wouldn’t hurt for us to pass one of those bills,” Collins said, adding, “There are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories, but again, I have faith in the deputy attorney general.”
Collins’ comments came in response to news that last June Trump moved to fire Mueller, and that White House counsel Don McGahn refused the order. Collins said Sunday she understood the episode to be Trump having a “bad idea.”

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Special Council is a unconstitutional law by both houses and the Supreme court will strike it down you have impeachment as recourse of criminal acts and President Trump has not committed any criminal act, it is the Democrats the party of Disgrace that has committed criminal acts.

  2. Wow a rational republican not spinning conspiracy theories or making off-the-wall accusations to deflect. She must be an secret agent of the “Deep State”! ?

  3. FINE WITH US ; ONE CAVEAT – THE SAME PROTECTIVE LEGISLATION MUST APPLY TO A SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF CRIMINALITY IN THE OBAMA-CLINTON-SOROS CRIME SYNDICATE

  4. She's a moron. We should investigate her. Someone make up some random reason for an investigation and let her see how that works.

  5. Go figure on CNN nobody listens this rhino anyhow You Can Tell She's had a mentally disabled episode just by the way she speaks time to go get rid of this old hag

  6. I love CNN. Extremely bitter, hardly to swallow! But for some reason I find myself watching again and again! The constipated turd is a pesky turd! But sugar or cinnamon powder makes a big difference!! Sometimes I'll get a little surprise with a nut or a piece of corn or two, like crazy Anderson Cooper and Todd. They get stuck in my arrse. Gotta poop them outI I enjoy pooping them out every dam day.

  7. Yes lady we all know who Trump must go through to get rid of Mueller. This is about the fact that he gave the order. We all know Mueller is still there. But it's definitely not from Trumps lack of trying. If I go to someone I believe is a hit man and order a hit, I'm fucking guilty of conspiracy to commit murder. And so obviously under the same legal reasoning, Trump is guilty of attempting to obstruct justice. Obviously Trumps followers will try to twist everything into nothing but we all know if it was a Democrat in the same situation, those idiots would be having public lynching hearings and demanding everything be done right up to impeachment and chanting prison terms!

  8. What about Meullers crimes, uranium one, he hand delivered the uranium to Russia, criminals are everywhere in our government

  9. This is a summary of Glenn Simpson’s testimony, of Fusion GPS, to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    Read it yourself.
    Page 114 The Russian Lawyer Ms Verselnirskyans was paid by Fusion GPS to meet with Don Jr at Trump Tower.
    Page 132 DOJ grants Visa for Russian Lawyer to meet with Don Jr on June 9th
    Gets good about page 178. FBI, DOJ, Comey, Dossier involvement
    page 159-164 Steele meets with FBI june 20th.
    page 172 and 178 DOJ campaign rules broken by FBI/Comey
    *page 178 NYT article Trump by FBI/Comey found NO connections to Russia.
    page 201 Page 275 Media disclosures part of the plan for Orbis/Simpson
    page 214 FBI paid Steele for dossier
    page 221-225 McCain leaked to media, FBI/Comey
    *page 229 FBI found NO Trump involvement with Russia
    Page 268-22 thru 270 -Confirmation of sources, none. FBI.
    Page 270-12, thru 271 continued unsolicited intelligence after U.S. Presidential election.
    Page 272 were sources for dossier paid
    Page 273 resorting to unverified human intelligence.
    Page 275-15 276-5 Journalists knew Fusion GPS was paid by Clinton
    Page 278-13 Steele report leaked to reporters before the election
    Page 291-16 Simpson was biased against Trump
    Page 297-17 No Trump mob criminality discovered.
    Page 299-9 Trump properties, No ties to Russia or Russian Government found.
    Page 306-16 Trump campaign ties to Russian Mob, Facebook or Twitter thru Micheal Cohen, really?

    https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=4345501-Glenn-Simpson-Testimony-Senate-Judiciary-In

    This and further revealed evidence that HRC, DNC, and the FBI paid for the dossier and used it to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant of an opposition party Presidential candidate and then a President elect, is unparalleled in American history.
    To weaponize and politicize a State security and investigative agency to spy on a Presidential candidate is criminal and corrupt beyond comprehension.
    The uncovering of a corrupted DOJ and FBI by the Obama administration is startling for some.
    The Mueller probe is now irrelevant and illegal.
    Illegal because of the false Dossier being used for a FISA warrant and surveillance of a U.S. citizen.
    Irrelevant because it has found NOTHING that implicates President Trump on anything.
    But it has uncovered mass criminality of HRC, the DNC and the former President.
    All criminality leads directly to them.
    All evidence Russian leads directly to them.
    None of this will be even mentioned on the American Pravda MSM. Not a word.

  10. Why does CNN doesn't do news goddam if i ever see any body with CNN I will shoot you for bashing my president CNN is just a bunch of rapists and pedophiles

  11. Wishy, washy Collins. She supports this Presidency, but claims to have been inspired by Margaret Chase Smith.
    When Collins was 17, she visited Washington, D.C., for the first time with the Senate Youth Program. During her visit, she met her idol, Senator Margaret Chase Smith, who in 1950 stood up to Senator Joe McCarthy with her "Declaration of Conscience" speech. In that speech, Senator Chase Smith, a Republican, said,
    "I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny — Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear." She went on to say, "I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest".
    This speech by a rare female senator in the 1950's is listed as #41 in American Rhetoric's Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century, but I think Collins has completely forgotten about it. She's a career politician, who has held her seat for 20 years. She deserves credit for having never missed a vote, and recently helping to prevent the complete destruction of the American Healthcare Bill. But, now, more than ever, she needs to make a stand against her Party's Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear. She needs to speak truth to a President who believes that Neo Nazis are "good people." And, I don't see or hear her doing that. She has a chance here to take a stand against an immigration policy that destroys the melting pot that made this country great. Well, we can only hope that in the end, she will choose America over her fractured, greedy, compassion- less, power hungry Party. I, for one, can no longer support that Party. Lincoln must surely be turning over in his grave.

  12. Let's connect the obvious dots, without complete information and perfected confirmation, shall we?
    If the Trump family crime organization successfully launders hundred of billions for Putin's Russian mobsters for over 20 years, and won the presidency by cheating/undermining our American Democracy, would you do anything differently than what our #FakePresident and #LyingHypocriteInChief is doing?

    #AbuseOfPower
    #ObstructionOfJustice
    #ConspiracyToCoverUp
    #WitnessTampering
    #ComplicitCollusion
    #ObfuscationObsession

  13. Are there any smart politicians in the us that make sense ? all i see are idiotic opportunists on both side.
    Get a brain Collin, Trump is a mobster and a russian spy, he need to be put down.
    His mission is to destroy the US.

  14. Shaky Head Susan Collins it's just another stupid establishment Democrat is she at says she's a Republican yeah on every issue she sides with Democrats. You're a disgrace Susan Collins that you and Lindsey Graham should go somewhere and take a long nap our country doesn't need you.

  15. ***** THESE DEMONCRATS HAVE CORRUPTED OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT AND ARE A DOMESTIC ""TERROR THREAT"" TO AMERICA AS WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SECRETS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED OR TAINTED OR DESTROYED ???? OUR WHOLE INTEL COMMUNITY IS TAINTED ….REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP WAS ELECTED AND REFUSED HIS DAILY ""FAKE""INTEL UPDATES THESE CORRUPT BASTARDS TRIED TO GIVE HIM ,AND CHUCK SCHUMER WAS ATTACKING TRUMP FOR NOT FALLING FOR IT ?!! REMEMBER HE SAID ON A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW …"" IF YOU MAKE THE INTEL COMMUNITY MAD ,THEY HAVE (" 9 ") WAYS TO SUNDAY TO GET BACK AT YOU "" ??? REMEMBER AMERICA …JUST GOOGLE IT ….SEE THIS WAS A ""DOG WHISTLE ""BY SCHUMER TO THE INTEL COMMUNITY !!!! TO RELEASE THEIR FAKE DOSSIER THAT HILLARY BOUGHT AND PAID FOR ….CONGRESS NEEDS TO INDICT MR CHUCK SCHUMER AND ASK WHY HE SAID THOSE VERY ""-TRUE"" STATEMENTS …AS TAINTED , CORRUPT ,DEMONCRATIC INTEL COMMUNITY STARTED TO GET FISA WARRANTS AND SPY ON ALL OF TRUMP'S PEOPLE …AND SCHUMER CALLED THE OUT TO DO IT ON NATIONAL T.V. !!!!!!!!!!
    ALSO REMEMBER WHEN HILLARY SHOUTED AT THE SPEECH SHE WAS GIVING ABOUT …""WHY SHE WASN'T 10 POINTS AHEAD BY NOW IN THE POLLS …AND SHE POINTED HER BONEY WITCH FINGERS WHILE SHE SCREAMED IT ???? ANOTHER ""DOG WHISTLE"" TO HER CORRUPT INTEL COMMUNITY TO DO MORE HARM TO TRUMP …GEE ….IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW …JUST TWEAK THE TIME LINES A LITTLE MORE…AND I THINK WE GOT A CASE ???? HOW ABOUT YOU CNN ???? WHAT DO YOU THINK ?????
    GET SOME OF YOUR EXPERTS ON THIS RIGHT AWAY ??????? LOSERS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. As long as Moran Muller is in office there will be cover-ups, white washes, corruption. He has done NOTHING-not even the job he was supposed to do. He has covered for the most corrupt swampers and buried, destroyed ignored evidence & failed investigation's he handled. He and sessions are nothing more than CORRUPT Illumaniti puppets just like Corrupt News Network

  17. I like Senator Collins. I disagree with her on many issues, but she has always shown a willingness to negotiate and compromise.

  18. The Republican House members have a witch hunt. They are the center of controversy in Congress as described by Senator Collins. Obstruction of justice weighs on them. New legislation is in jeopardy. There should be an investigation of Republican House members engaging in reckless investigations halting proactive proposals to the Senate.

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