Senator Elizabeth Warren called on U.S. Congress to pass a law protecting head of the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States election Robert Mueller Wednesday, The Hill reports.
Warren's comments come after President Trump's close confidants, Paul Manafort and Michel Cohen, were found guilty and pleaded guilty. In response to these happenings, Warren claims the top priority for U.S. Congress should be protecting Robert Mueller.
"I think that what Congress needs to do right now, is we need to make sure that special prosecutor Mueller is fully protected from being fired by Donald Trump."
As Vox reported, Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort was convicted of eight federal crimes, carrying a sentence of up to 240 years in prison. Manafort will be tried on seven additional charges next month. Manafort will, Vox noted, definitely appeal, and he could even be pardoned by the POTUS.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes, three of which are making an excessive campaign contribution, making a false statement to a financial institution, and willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution.
Cohen's guilty plea may have implicated President Donald Trump in breaking campaign finance laws, The Hill noted, which could be enough to bring impeachment charges. When asked about the impeachment of Donald Trump, Warren dodged the question, focusing on the need to let Robert Mueller finish his investigation.