Conflicting signals on Senate vote to protect Mueller

The #2 Republican in the Senate says there may be a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian collusion during the presidential campaign 2016.  But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is saying he doesn't want to spend any time on the legislation. Democrats have indicated that they will not vote for a budget resolution unless Mueller receives some protection from being fired.  The government faces a partial shutdown of several agencies on December 8 without a vote. Politico: Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said several times Tuesday that the chamber could vote on a bill that would codify some protections for special counsel investigations, a key demand of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has said he will oppose all judicial nominees until he gets his vote. Without Flake, the 51-member GOP has no margin for error on some nominees; a vote this week to install Thomas Farr on a District...(Read Full Post)
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