Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has signed a discharge petition to bring legislation protecting Special Counsel Mueller to the floor. H.R. 3654, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, would ensure that any step to remove a special counsel from office must first be approved by a panel of federal judges. Engel is a cosponsor of the bill.
“President Trump’s consistent attacks on Special Counsel Mueller undermine our nation’s law enforcement institutions and are a direct threat to our democracy,” Engel said. “The investigation must be able to continue, unimpeded, until the American people get the full story of what happened in the 2016 election. It’s time for my Republican colleagues in the House to uphold the rule of law and work to protect the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
Please note this press release was originally published on April 12, 2018 by Congressman Engel’s House of Representative’s office and posted to this website no sooner than 72 hours after initial publication.