Ryan Hayward // 7/31/17 //
President Trump publicly attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying Sessions’s recusal from Russia-related matters was a “bad thing” for the presidency (NYT).
Senator Lindsey Graham has stated that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Trump fires Sessions (Vox).
“It is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts that are not part of, and are contrary to, the president’s official duties” — so notes a legal memo prepared by independent counsel Kenneth Starr during his investigation into President Clinton (NYT).
President Trump was reported to be considering pardons for himself and those connected to the Russia invesigation.
Senator Lindsey Graham says he will introduce legislation to insulate special counsels from being fired by a president (WSJ).