Senate Republicans BLOCK “Mueller Protection Bill”

No way in Hell that's getting through!


A Mueller protection bill?

Are you kidding me?

I’m not sure how the “Flakey” GOP members and Democrats ever thought they were going to get this through, but it was quickly shut down by the GOP Majority in the Senate.

Why Mueller needs protection in the first place is a good question. 

What’s taking him nearly two years to wrap this up is a good secon question.

We don’t need this guy in there for life!  

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Hey Bob, have you ever heard the phrase “crap or get off the pot”?

Well you’ve been on the pot for nearly two years now, is there anything coming out?  I mean, other than perjury traps and unrelated tax charges from over a decade ago?

Here's more on the story, from Politico:

Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan push to vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday. 

After Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sought to bring the bill to the floor, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) objected to the request and argued the bill was unconstitutional. 

Lee said the “prosecutorial authority of the United States belongs to the Department of Justice,” warning that the bill did not respect the separation of powers and would create a “de facto fourth branch of government.” 

His remarks echo those of Senate GOP leaders, who have consistently rebuffed calls to consider the measure. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the bill was “a solution in search of a problem.” 

Earlier Wednesday, Coons accused McConnell of protecting the president by blocking a vote on the bill. 

Asked directly on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether McConnell was trying to protect President Donald Trump, Coons quickly replied “yes,” citing support for legislation to shield Mueller from Senate Republicans across the ideological spectrum, including Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). 

Calls to codify protections for Mueller and his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign have taken on more urgency this month after the president fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him on an acting basis with Matthew Whitaker, who has criticized the Mueller investigation in the past. 

The GOP-led Judiciary Committee approved a bill last spring that would insulate Mueller from outside influence. 

Flake has threatened to withhold his vote on any judicial nominees until the measure gets a floor vote, and in a split with McConnell, Majority Whip John Cornyn said Tuesday that leadership might acquiesce to Flake’s demand after all in order to free up a needed vote. 

Some Republicans have opposed the bill on constitutional grounds, Coons said, and while he has discussed those issues with lawmakers, he disagreed that the legislation is unconstitutional, citing Grassley’s support as evidence. 

But other opponents, including McConnell, simply have said they are confident Trump or Whitaker won’t move to fire Mueller or shake up the probe in any other way, like restricting its funding — an unsatisfactory excuse, Coons said, because of Trump’s demonstrated unpredictability.

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