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Several House Republicans endorse bill to protect Mueller

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FIGHTING FOR MUELLER. From left: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen Thom Tillis, R-N.C.; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. filed legislation last week.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is under attack by the president, but House and Senate members have filed bills to protect him from being fired by Trump.

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