Sen. Chris Coons Christopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsBUILD Act Needs Stronger Legal Base As soon as Trump stands on his dulcimer, development finance puts development finance overnight Overnight Defense: The Senate Puts Trump on Military Role in Yemen | Veterinarians urge new war powers on the anniversary of Iraq General says the time for space corps is not "right" (D-Del.) Told Friday that he believes President Trump will probably fire special council Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should agree to Mueller's election, Russia probe MORE  that the recent impeachments of senior government officials make such a move all the more likely.
"I think the abrupt recent actions of the President in his dismissal The VA Secretary, Secretary of State, other key members of his Cabinet suggest that this is something he is likely to do," Coons said.
Coons said many lawmakers believe it would be "terrible" if Trump Muller dismissed who is carrying out the law enforcement investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
But many of these legislators do not think Trump is actually going through it, Coons said. He questioned this view and referred to the recent wave of redundancies among the top ranks of the Trump administration.
Trump has begun to shake up his Cabinet in recent weeks. The series of layoffs began earlier this month with the abrupt dismissal of Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson Rex Wayne Tillerson Trump: US troops will be "very soon from Syria" Nearly 200 former diplomats warn of "urgent need" to restore American diplomacy to Kushner Bolton has asked for advice for the past year: Report MORE . This was followed last week by the dismissal of national security adviser HR McMaster
and on Wednesday Trump announced that he had dismissed the Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin David Jonathan Shulkin Shulkin: Trump did not mention it to me Trul "was not happy with the pace" Ex-CIA boss: Trump's VA candidate injured our veterans MORE and knocked on the family doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him.
Trump has been publicly and privately excited about Mueller's investigation, which he calls a "witch hunt" that would undermine his presidency. These lawsuits have long been speculating that he might try to dismiss the Special Adviser.
The New York Times reported in January that Trump had once tried to dismiss Muller shortly after the Special Advisor's appointment last year. The President has reportedly refrained from this request after the White House lawyer, Don McGahn, threatened to resign.
Some lawmakers have asked Congress to pass laws restricting the President's ability to eliminate Mueller. A proposal submitted by Coon and Senator Thom Tillis (RN.C.) would require Mueller to be informed in writing of the specific reason for his dismissal and be given the opportunity to appeal against such a decision.