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GOP leader McConnell: 'We'll not be having' vote on bill to protect Mueller

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The Senate's top Republican appeared Tuesday to quash new momentum behind a bill giving special counsels such as Robert Mueller III legal recourse if they are fired, telling Fox News that he would refuse to put it to a floor vote. "I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor. That is my responsibility...
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McConnell slams door on Mueller protection bill

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Earlier Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated his own view that legislation to protect the special counsel's position was 'unnecessary.'
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McConnell dismisses GOP efforts to protect Mueller

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Mitch McConnell is just saying no. There will be no Senate vote on protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, no vote on clawing back billions from a new spending law and probably no vote on a war authorization, the Senate majority leader said on Tuesday. Even as the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to advance a bill that would shield the special counsel from removal by President Donald Trump's administration, McConnell says it won't ever see the Senate floor. The Senate majority leader said on Tuesday that the bill is "not necessary" and that Trump would never sign it. And though...
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Mitch McConnell shut down the idea of passing a bill to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump

Mitch McConnell shut down the idea of passing a bill to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no intention to allow a vote on a bill to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump.
McConnell made the assertion during a Fox News interview on Tuesday, even as congressional Republicans and Democrats move to insulate the special counsel, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.
The majority leader has previously waved off the effort and said he didn't think Mueller needed to be protected. He made his position abundantly clear on Tuesday: "I'm the one who decides what we...
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McConnell gives Trump the green light, says he won't allow vote on bill to protect Mueller

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that there was no way he would entertain legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Speaking with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, McConnell said that such a measure is “not necessary” - despite an increasing bipartisan push to bring such legislation forward.
“There's no indication that Mueller's going to be fired, I don't think the president's going to do that,” he said. “Just as a practical matter even if we passed it why would we sign it.”
Last week the Special Counsel and Integrity Act was...
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Senate leader appears to kill special counsel protection bill's chances

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In an appearance on Fox News, Mitch McConnell said he would not put to a vote a measure to give an ousted special counsel a chance to appeal being fired.
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McConnell won't allow vote to bill to protect Mueller

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