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Bad News For Special Counsel: Mitch McConnell is Refusing to Protect Mueller

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Uh oh!

The Dems were trying to make it nearly impossible for President Trump to fire Special Counsel Mueller, but Mitch McConnell will not put it on the Senate Floor.

From usatoday.com

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday ruled out a Senate floor vote on legislation to restrict President Trump’s ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell, R-Ky., said during an interview with Fox News.

McConnell’s edict comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee was preparing to take up a bipartisan bill that would specify Mueller could only be fired for misconduct or “good cause” and could only ousted by a Senate-confirmed official at the Department of Justice.

President Trump has grown increasingly angry about Mueller’s probe, which is examining possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 election and other matters. Last week, Trump told reporters that “many people” have told him he should fire Mueller and did not rule out taking that step.

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