Lankford: ‘The President Should Be Under the Law Like Everyone Else’
LANKFORD: "I’m not sure on that. I’ll have to ask Mark directly on it. Because the White House has repeatedly said they aren’t trying to fire Bob Mueller, they're not trying to be able to take out the special counsel. They want the special counsel to finish their work rather than drag this on and on and on, but they aren’t trying to fire him and they’ve been clear about this. And what Mark made the statement on there, the rule of law is important. I completely agree, the rule of law is important. The president should be under the law just like everyone else. But the president should also have equal justice under the law just like everyone else. And when there are individuals in the Mueller process that are blatantly political in it, it is right for Mueller be able to fire those and to be able to examine any other individual and it's entirely appropriate for Congress to do the same. But, again, the president is not saying he's going to fire Mueller. He is saying let’s have a fair process. And I don't think that’s too high a bar to ask for."