After the FBI raid of Michael Cohen nearly gave the president a panic attack, Trump responded by hinting at the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller – and it wasn’t the first time. However, this time around a bipartisan group of lawmakers came together to draft a bill that would protect Mueller.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later opposed the bill publicly during a TV appearance, claiming that the measure was dead in the water because only he can decide which proposed legislation reaches the Senate floor.
Sen. McConnell stated, “Well, that’s not necessary. There’s no indication that Mueller’s going to be fired. I don’t think the president is going to do that.”
He then asked, “And just as a practical matter, if we passed it, why would he sign it?”
Sens. Cory Booker and Lindsey Graham both had a hand in creating the bill, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) just backed them up, despite McConnell’s vow to block the proposal.
Sen. Grassley stated, “They got together so I feel an obligation to keep my word and move forward.”
In other words, Sen. Grassley is superseding McConnell by pushing the legislation through his committee instead. The bill is currently expected to pass through the Judiciary Committee in the coming week.
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