Four senators – two Republicans and two Democrats – are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as Trump has angrily mused about firing him. Legislation offered Wednesday would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing.

As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions brought his tough stance on immigration enforcement to New Mexico on Wednesday, telling border sheriffs that cracking down on illegal crossings and drug smuggling is necessary to build a lawful immigration system.

Senate Republicans are moving to confirm former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as the second-highest-ranking official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced to resign or is fired.

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