The effort to pass a bill protecting the Mueller Special Counsel Office from being put out of business has be blocked by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell again….
McConnell, a Republican like Donald Trump, seems to be resolute to protect his party leader, the President….
The bill probably has no chance of passage in the current House…And would certainly pass the next House with flying colors….
Of course Trump wouldn’t sign the bill…
But it WOULD be a strong vote of confidence for Mueller & Co….
Senate Republicans blocked for the third time bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday.
The bill, which was denied by voice vote, was brought forward by Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). It would ensure that the special counsel could only be fired for good cause by a senior Justice Department official and would give the special counsel the ability to ask for an expedited review of his or her firing.
“The continuity of this investigation is critical to upholding public trust in our institutions of government,” Flake, who is retiring, said on the Senate floor. “This is not a witch hunt. Russia attempted to interfere in our elections…we are seeking truth here and that’s what the special counsel is doing.”
Flake’s push for the bill, which the Senate Judiciary Committee approved earlier this year, faced opposition from Republican leadership. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said there’s no need for legislation protecting the special counsel, calling the bill “a solution in search of a problem.”….
Anyone who thinks Donald Trump, his friends and family are looking at the end of their troubles are fooling themselves….
Mueller and increasingly the US Attorney in the Southern District of New York (and the NY State AG and others) have their hands full with more investigations and indictments that seem to be popping up all-around ….
This is going to be going on for a LONG TIME folks….