Our very own ethically-challenged junior senator is once again “crossing the aisle.” Thom The Therrible and his sidekick Susie spent the entire Republican National Convention following the Trumps around, trying to get noticed — with visions of that house at The Naval Observatory dancing in their heads. Well, The Donald had his eye on the man from Indiana, instead.
So, Cornelius’s scorned power couple stomped back east — apparently — with vengeance on the brain. His Thomliness has been on TV bashing the concept of a wall on the Mexico border. Thilli$$$ held up a Trump appointment as part of a shakedown effort to get more low-wage job-stealing immigrants into the country.
Now, Thom The Therrible is joining forces with Chuck Schumer on this whole Russia fantasy:
Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations.
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court, with a review by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the challenge.
The bill would apply retroactively to May 17, 2017 — the day Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign.[…]
There are so many reasons to nip this special prosecutor nonsense in the bud — from Mueller’s friendship with the scorned, fired James Comey, to his hiring of all those Clinton and Obama donors to man the special prosecutor staff, to the lack of ANY evidence whatsoever of criminal wrongdoing on the part of the president and his team. Thilli$$$ — who, while state House speaker, trolled for cash to fund his Senate campaign among people with interests before the House, is lucky he doesn’t have a special prosecutor breathing down his neck.
[…] “It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations,” Tillis said in a statement. “A back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to ensure their investigatory independence, but also reaffirms our nation’s system of check and balances.”
Mueller was appointed as special counsel following Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mueller, who was Comey’s predecessor as FBI director, has assembled a team of prosecutors and lawyers with experience in financial fraud, national security and organized crime to investigate contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
Trump has been critical of Mueller since his appointment, and the president’s legal team is looking into potential conflicts surrounding the team Mueller has hired, including the backgrounds of members and political contributions by some members of his team to Hillary Clinton. He has also publicly warned Mueller that he would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family’s finances.
Mueller has strong support on Capitol Hill. Senators in both parties have expressed concerns that Trump may try to fire Mueller and have warned him not to do so.
“Ensuring that the special counsel cannot be removed improperly is critical to the integrity of his investigation,” Coons said. […]
By the way, Thilli$$$ is successfully holding onto the title of “Most liberal North Carolina Republican in DC.” (Just north of that Rhodes scholar Alma Adams.)
Tell me again how THIS is better than six more years of Kay Hagan.