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Legislative Proposals Seek Statutory Protections Related to Removing a Special Counsel [August 22, 2017]   [open pdf - 132KB]

"Following Robert Mueller's appointment as Special Counsel to investigate (per the direction of the Deputy Attorney General) the 'Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,' some Members of Congress have expressed various concerns about the independence of an investigation that has the possibility to implicate current or former executive branch officials. Most recently, new proposals--the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (SCIPA, S. 1735/H.R. 3654) and the Special Counsel Integrity Act (SCIA, S. 1741)--have been introduced that would provide additional protections for a special counsel against removal by the President or the Attorney General."

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2017-08-22
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