Do you supports the "Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
Nov 15, 2018 08:31AM
By Chris Hendricks
What is it?This bill — the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act — would would specify that a special counsel can only be disciplined or fired by an Attorney General who has been confirmed by the Senate, or the most senior Senate-confirmed Dept. of Justice (DOJ) official who isn’t recused from the matter. A special counsel could only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause including violations of DOJ policies. The special counsel would have to be informed in writing of the reason for their removal and could request a judicial review of their firing.
This legislation has the support of 128 cosponsors, including 126 Democrats and two Republicans.
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