GOP leaders say House, Senate won't take up Robert Mueller protection bill

GOP leaders say House, Senate won't take up Robert Mueller protection bill

McConnell has previously stated he sees no need to have a bill protecting Mueller, who is spearheading the Russian Federation investigation, and he repeated to Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he thinks President Donald Trump firing him would be a mistake.

"But I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor", McConnell said.

In May 2017, shortly after Mueller's appointment and following then-FBI director James Comey's firing.

McConnell told Fox News Neil Patrick Cavuto that he won't allow a bill to protect Mueller.

"I have assurances that it's not, because I've been talking to people in the White House about it", Ryan said. "Even if we passed [the bill], why would he sign it?" "That's my responsibility as the Majority Leader", he added.


But just in case he does-well, Republicans don't want to do anything. Collins, R-Maine, told ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Christopher Coons, D-Del., filed their bills, the GOP has roundly rejected the idea that Trump would actually seek to have Mueller fired, and raised constitutional concerns about whether a president's hiring and firing decisions can be subjected to judicial review. The legislation, written by the Republican senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of SC, and the Democratic senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Chris Coons of DE, would codify regulations limiting who can fire a special counsel.

McConnell said Tuesday the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. Trump has also previously fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, with whom he closely associates Mueller.

The bill in question is a product of bipartisan work between Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she expected to receive a copy of that amendment on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, refusing to pass or sign such a bill isn't a sign of anything other than understanding the structure of our government.

"This doesn't really change anything as far as the committee is concerned". He called for legislation to be put forward for a vote to protect Mueller.

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