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The Daily BeastMar 19, 2018
Democrats Desperate for a Bill to Shield Mueller From Trump
Alex Wong/GettyA key Democratic lawmaker on Monday vowed to significantly ramp up his efforts to build support for bipartisan legislation that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from political interference, amid renewed attacks on the Russia investigation from President Donald Trump and his legal team.

"Unfortunately, the statements and actions from the president and his lawyer over the weekend have led me to believe that the special counsel is now at real, immediate risk of being removed, and I believe the Senate needs to pass legislation to ensure that does not happen," Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said.

Coons, one of the chief architects of a bipartisan bill that would institute judicial review for any attempt to fire a special counsel, said he plans to "speak individually with as many of my colleagues as possible to build support for this effort."

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