Protection Sought for Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Open the Government supports the Special Counsel Transparency Act of 2018, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and David Cicilline (D-RI). The bill seeks to preserve the work of the Justice Department’s investigation into the 2016 election, in the event the Trump Administration dismisses Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The Special Counsel Transparency Act of 2018 requires Mueller, or any future special counsels, to produce a report on the results of their investigations to Congress within two weeks of being removed. It also requires the Attorney General to submit a separate report detailing the status of the investigation at the time of the firing. If the Attorney General is recused, as is the case with Jeff Sessions stepping aside in the Mueller investigation, the next most senior official in the Justice Department must deliver the report.