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Friday, November 30, 2018

Mueller protection bill falls short in Senate

A group of senators failed Wednesday to secure a vote for their bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump, marking the latest stumble for their efforts to sideline the White House.

Sens. Cory Booker and Chris Coons, both Democrats, and Jeff Flake, a Republican, fear Mr. Trump is angling to fireMr. Mueller to derail what could be an damaging report on the 2016 elections, Russian meddling and Trumpcampaign figures’ behavior.

They sought to force to the floor a bill that would have raised the standards for firing Mr. Mueller, making it almost impossible for the president to oust him.

“The bill is becoming more urgent,” Mr. Coons said, pointing to a renewed series of tweets from Mr. Trump this week blasting Mr. Mueller and his team.

But Sen. Mike Lee objected to holding a vote, derailing their effort.



Anonymous said...

Stupid law brought by stupid people.

Anonymous said...

I getting really annoyed with Jeff Blake. He is only bucking Trump's judge appointees due to his plan to run in 2020.

Anonymous said...

Good let the hammer fall on him!

Obama Crooked Bastardo said...

Isn't Chris "Looney Tunes" Coons suppose to represent citizens of Delaware? What has he done for his constituents? Nothing. Just another serf puppet of the Democ-rat party.