S.1735 - Special Counsel Independence Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 08/03/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/26/2017 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1735 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/03/2017)
Special Counsel Independence Protection Act
This bill sets forth requirements and limitations with respect to the removal from office of a special counsel appointed by the Attorney General, or of another official appointed by the Attorney General who exercises a similar degree of independence from the Department of Justice (DOJ) chain of command.
Specifically, a special counsel or other appointed individual may be removed only if: (1) the Attorney General files an action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and files a contemporaneous notice of the action with Congress; and (2) the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issues an order finding misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, including violation of DOJ policies.