Sen. King: If Trump fires Mueller, Congress would pass veto-proof special prosecutor statute

Sen. King: If Trump fires Mueller, Congress would pass veto-proof special prosecutor statute
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Sen. Angus KingAngus KingNew Senate bill would hurt charities and those they serve Overnight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada MORE (I-Maine) said Friday that if Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller that Congress would pass a veto-proof special prosecutor statute in both chambers. 

"I believe if he did fire Bob Mueller, you would see a special prosecutor statute go through both houses by veto-proof majorities and we'd end up with Bob Mueller in charge of a new investigation with new authorities," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when asked how the Russia probe would continue in such a case.  

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King's comments follow weeks of speculation as to whether Trump will fire the special counsel, who has a wide authority to investigate possible links between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign. 

"I would hope that wouldn't happen," he said. "To fire Mueller in the middle of this would be just a breach of the work of the Congress, of the people, of the laws, and of the Constitution."

"No person is above the law," King added. "Including the president of the United States."