Robert Mueller III has impaneled a Grand Jury in Washington, DC to look into coordination between the Russians and the Trump campaign. The investigation has now gotten serious.
How has the Senate reacted? They're worried that Trump might try to fire Mueller, so there are now a couple of proposals for limiting the President's ability to fire Mueller without cause. One comes from Lindsay Graham and Corey Booker. Another comes from Chris Coons, Democrat from Delaware, and Mel Tillis. Tillis is a staunch Republican from North Carolina. I lived there when he was elected. This is a serious party loyalist. If he's proposing this, Trump has a problem.
There's another way Trump could get at Mueller. He could wait for the Senate to go into recess, fire Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, and replace him with a recess appointment who would fire Mueller. But there's a way for the Senate to prevent this, something they did last year to prevent President Obama from making a Supreme Court recess appointment. How they do it is arrange for the Senate to be gaveled in for a minute every three days during the recess period, which means the Senate is not technically adjourned. In order to pull this off, the Senators have to agree to do this, which they did,
I'd say the President has a problem with the Senate.
You know those checks and balances we've been wondering about ever since Trump got elected? One finally just showed up.