Senators release bipartisan statement telling Trump to let Mueller do his job

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Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) released a statement Tuesday urging President Trump to let Special Counsel Robert Mueller "complete his work without impediment, which is in the best interest of the American people, the president, and our nation."

Tillis and Coons said they have heard from Republican, Democratic, and independent constituents "who agree that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be able to conduct his investigation without interference. This should not be a partisan issue." The senators have written a bill that gives special counsels the ability to contest their firing after it happens, Politico reports, but for the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider it, the measure needs to be merged with a similar bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

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