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McConnell dismisses GOP efforts to protect Mueller

7 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Mitch McConnell is just saying no. There will be no Senate vote on protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, no vote on clawing back billions from a new spending law and probably no vote on a war authorization, the Senate majority leader said on Tuesday. Even as the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to advance a bill that would shield the special counsel from removal by President Donald Trump's administration, McConnell says it won't ever see the Senate floor. The Senate majority leader said on Tuesday that the bill is "not necessary" and that Trump would never sign it. And though...
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McConnell gives Trump the green light, says he won't allow vote on bill to protect Mueller

7 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that there was no way he would entertain legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Speaking with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, McConnell said that such a measure is “not necessary” - despite an increasing bipartisan push to bring such legislation forward.
“There's no indication that Mueller's going to be fired, I don't think the president's going to do that,” he said. “Just as a practical matter even if we passed it why would we sign it.”
Last week the Special Counsel and Integrity Act was...
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Mitch McConnell shut down the idea of passing a bill to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump

Mitch McConnell shut down the idea of passing a bill to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no intention to allow a vote on a bill to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump.
McConnell made the assertion during a Fox News interview on Tuesday, even as congressional Republicans and Democrats move to insulate the special counsel, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
The majority leader has previously waved off the effort and said he didn't think Mueller needed to be protected. He made his position abundantly clear on Tuesday: "I'm the one who decides what we...
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Senate Won't Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says

7 monthes ago   |   By Bloomberg

The Senate won't take up legislation designed to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a week before the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to approve it.
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McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

7 monthes ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won't be holding a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump, essentially killing the bipartisan bill.
McConnell tells Fox News that the measure's “not necessary” despite a push by Republican and Democratic senators to bring it forward.
McConnell says, “We'll not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”
He says there's “no indication” Trump will fire Mueller - and even if Congress was able to pass the legislation, he doubts the president will sign it.
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McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

7 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won't be holding a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump, essentially killing the bipartisan bill.
McConnell tells Fox News that the measure's "not necessary" despite a push by Republican and Democratic senators to bring it forward.
McConnell says, "We'll not be having this on the floor of the Senate."
He says there's "no indication" Trump will fire Mueller - and even if Congress was able to pass the legislation, he doubts the president will sign it.
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