Robert Mueller

Photo of Rob Portman.
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is doubling down on his doubts about a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

Portman says that his understanding of the bill — which would prevent President Trump from firing Mueller unless it went through a three-judge panel — could be unconstitutional.

Despite his opposition to the bill, he maintains he supports Mueller finishing his investigation.

Carole Rendon
M.L. SCHUTLZE / WKSU

The Justice Department’s selection of Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is drawing bipartisan praise. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, the former U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio says that’s for a good reason.