A bill that would have protected special counsel Robert Mueller was blocked by Senate Republicans Wednesday over the objections of one member of the party threatening to hold up judicial nominations, NBC News reported.
Senate Republicans are measuring support for legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller and could bring the bill up for a vote, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said Tuesday.Corny...
Critics of President Donald Trump in both parties have for months advocated for legislation to safeguard the special counsel.
Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake is staying true to his pledge to not advance judicial nominees in the Senate Judiciary Committee, unless a bill that would... Read More
Republicans may let the bill to protect special counsels such as Robert Mueller to come up for a vote, Senate sources told CNN on Tuesday, in an effort to win over Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake who has vowed to vote against pending judicial nominations until the measure is considered by the chamber.
Despite the effort, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he will "probably" block it once again.
Republican Senator John Cornyn indicated GOP lawmakers could be open to voting on protecting special counsel Robert Mueller—for a price.
Flake’s vote against advancing a judicial nominee came after GOP Senator Mike Lee blocked a move by Flake to bring a Mueller protection bill to the Senate floor for a vote, something GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to do.
This is the second attempt to get a vote on the legislation that would protect the special counsel from being fired.
The Senate may still vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from the possibility of being removed by President Trump before the end of the year in exchange for confirming more of the president's judicial nominees, the second-ranking Republican said Tuesday. Holding that vote could clear a potential ...