Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) said Tuesday that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be "suicide" for President Donald Trump, while hinting the Senate could soon be tasked with confirming a new Supreme Court justice.
The FBI raided the office of Trump's attorney Michael Cohen Monday, seizing documents related to a variety of activities, including his $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016. Daniels has claimed she received the money as a hush payment for a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which the White House has denied.
In an interview on Fox Business, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said Sessions was doing a good job and Trump should not fire him either, while making a coy reference to there potentially being a Supreme Court vacancy in "a few months."
"We've got three Cabinet people to approve now," Grassley said. "We may even have a Supreme Court justice down the road a few months. The president shouldn't be overburdening Congress with finding a new Attorney General and going through that."