>> Two Republicans senators on Sunday said Congress should revisit proposed legislation to protect special counsel Robert Muller in light of President Trump's reported attempt to fire him last year while he investigated the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.>> I'm totally open to adding that safeguard.>> Senator Susan Collins saying, given the latest report she is for the legislation.
>> I commend the two groups of senators, Senator Tillis and Senator Coons, plus Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Booker for working on bipartisan legislation to have a strength and safeguard in the law to protect the special counsel from a firing.>> Senator Lindsey Graham telling ABC News he'd be glad to pass the bill tomorrow.
>> I will do whatever it takes to make sure that Mr. Mueller can do his job, we're a rule of law nation before President Trump, we're going to be a rule of law nation after President Trump. I've never seen any, I haven't yet seen any evidence of collusion between President Trump and the Russians, but the investigation needs to go forward without political interference, and I'm sure it will.
>> The New York Times reported last week that Trump ordered White House counsel Donald McGahn to fire Mueller in June, but backed down after McGahn threatened to resign rather than carry out the order.>> Will you commit to sitting down with Robert Mueller, Mr. President?>> Reports that the special counsel is planning a possible interview with Trump have elevated tensions over the Russia probe, and come as the President prepares to give his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.