SHOWDOWN=> Senate Panel Approves Legislation to Protect Robert Mueller

Here we go.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, with Chuck Grassley at the helm, passed legislation in a 14-7 vote to protect dirty cop Robert Mueller.

Here’s who voted for/against the legislation via The Hill:

With every committee Democrat backing the legislation, only one Republican was needed to secure passage.

In the end, four Republicans voted for the bill: Sens. Thom Tillis (N.C.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.).

Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Mike Lee (Utah), John Cornyn(Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ben Sasse (Neb.), John Kennedy (La.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) opposed it.

The vote marks the first time Congress has advanced legislation to formally protect Mueller from being fired by President Trump, who has railed against him in public and reportedly talked in private of dismissing him.

This legislation would give Robert Mueller an “expedited review” if he were to be fired so if a court were to determine he wasn’t fired for a ‘good cause’, the special counsel would be reinstated.

The Committee also added new reporting requirements via The Hill:

The committee also added new reporting requirements into the bill, including notification when a special counsel is appointed or removed and requiring a report be given to Congress after an investigation wraps up; that report would detail the investigation’s findings and prosecution decisions.

The Democrats, especially Dianne Feinstein praised Senator Grassley.


The bill will now head to the Senate where surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back.

Last Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down a bipartisan bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt job.

McConnell says he will not hold a floor vote on the bill even if it gets approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

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