From USA Today:
With his most recent indictment of 13 Russian operatives and three Russian companies, special counsel Robert Mueller further illuminated the depths of Russia’s information warfare campaign against the United States. Last month’s filing followed indictments and/or guilty pleas from several of President Trump’s onetime associates — including campaign chairman Paul Manafort, top campaign aide Rick Gates, campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Yet despite this effort to expose our Russian enemies and bring them to justice, Mueller now sits squarely in the crosshairs of Trump and his allies.
Earlier this year, we learned how close our nation came to an extraordinary abuse of presidential power when it was revealed that President Trump ordered Mueller’s firing last June. He reportedly backed off only when White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign rather than carry out the corrupt order. […]
Congress must make clear to the president that firing the special counsel, or interfering with his investigation by issuing pardons of essential witnesses, is unacceptable and would have immediate and significant consequences.
In the United States of America, no one is above the law. Not even the president.