Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job

Legislation to protect Mueller 'not necessary,' McConnell says

R-Ky., told Fox News Tuesday that legislation created to safeguard exclusive counsel Robert Mueller from getting dismissed by President Trump had been "not mandatory" and would be attracted on the Senate floor.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, put the bill on his committee's agenda for a markup Thursday, which under the panel's rules means it will it will come before the committee next week.

Given all of that, what McConnell should have said - and what he did say at another point in the interview - is that he thinks it is pointless to bring any sort of legislation that ties the president's hand vis a vis the special counsel to the floor because, even if it did pass the Senate, Trump would assuredly veto it. The bill was proposed in front of Senate in the last week by Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader.

Given that Trump has made very clear he does want to fire Mueller, rejecting such a bill is a risky move on McConnell's part.

To date, Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; and Paul Rand, R-Ky., have signed on to cosponsor the bill.

The legislation was co-authored by Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Lindsey Graham and Democrats Chris Coons and Cory Booker. 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.

This is nonsense. After numerous indictments and guilty pleas already obtained by Mueller, and a related investigation that led to a raid last week by federal agents on the office, home and hotel room of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the president continues to attack the Mueller investigation, calling it "fake and corrupt" and a "total witch hunt". "He was involved in the negotiation and signed the bill", McConnell told Cavuto. "I think most people think we're picking an unnecessary fight with the president".

Grassley told reporters the bill isn't just about Mueller. "I don't think Mueller is the reason for passing this bill".

"If we go down and we pass it out of the committee and we make a lot of political theater, it's going to go nowhere", Tillis said.

"I don't think he should fire Mueller and I don't think he's going to", the Kentucky Republican said in the interview. "So this is a piece of legislation that's not necessary, in my judgment". He insisted he's not filing the bill because he's anxious about Mueller - or Trump. The legislation stipulates that the special counsel may be only be fired for "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause".


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