Legislation to protect Mueller 'not necessary,' McConnell says

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Unlike the young Bernie Sanders, McConnell must have been taking a dip in the Reflecting Pool or even dozing off when King said that "with this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a attractive symphony of brotherhood".

Grassley told the committee that McConnell's views "do not govern what happens here in the Judiciary Committee". The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider the proposal later this month. "I hope the Judiciary Committee moves forward with a bill, and that members of Senator McConnell's caucus push him to reconsider".

"While I'm glad the majority leader believes the President would be wrong to fire Special Counsel Mueller, it's a mistake not to pass legislation to protect the investigation", he said in a statement. Chris Coons of DE and Cory Booker of New Jersey, would make it harder for President Donald Trump to fire Mueller by allowing Mueller to seek a 10-day expedited judicial review if he's dismissed. "If I were the leader I wouldn't bring a bill to the floor that I didn't think had a realistic chance of passing".

Referring to Trump, Fox host Neil Cavuto asked McConnell, "Was his shock legitimate when he claimed that he was stunned by what was in that?"

Grassley said that he was unconcerned about McConnell's vow that he wouldn't bring the bill to the floor, saying it was irrelevant to his committee's work.

Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Christopher Coons, D-Del., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., have agreed on legislation that would delay any firing of a special counsel by 10 days.

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The bill, which was co-authored by Republican Sens.

"I think this bill has as much to do with decades into the future as it does just with Mueller, because I don't think Mueller's going to be fired", said Grassley of Iowa.

Even without McConnell's objections, the bill would face an uphill battle in the full Senate and the House of Representatives.

Grassley said no senator has talked to him directly to complain about considering the bill.

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would make it harder for Mueller to be fired for investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Feinstein has concerns about the amendment and said last week that she anxious an amendment that the committee was unable to view could "undermine" the special counsel. Mitch McConnell won't stand up to anybody except his own party and the Democrats who want to protect Robert Mueller from being fired by our sociopathic president.

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