UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – US House of Representatives President Paul Reine said on Tuesday that efforts by the country’s two main parties to protect a special investigator to intervene in a presidential election were “absolutely unnecessary”, saying he believed US President Donald Trump would not remove him.
Last week, two Republicans and two Democratic senators put forward a bill to protect Mueller and any other private investigators from any attempt by Trump to expel him without a “good reason” and provide a judicial review if he was expelled.
The draft resolution faces many difficulties because Trump will have the option of voting to veto the draft resolution if it is submitted to him. The draft resolution was a serious warning to Trump not to sack the man he was investigating, but Ryan played down that.
“We do not think he should be expelled, we do not think he will be expelled,” he told reporters in response to a question about whether Meuller’s law could be protected.
“So we do not think the bill is necessary.”
Ryan said he had discussed the issue with the president and did not believe he would dismiss the special investigator probing Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election as well as any possible ties or complicity between Trump and Moscow.
“It will not be in the President’s interest to do so, and I think he knows that,” Ryan said.