Mitch McConnell shocked Chuck Schumer and Robert Mueller’s investigation suffered a huge shot.
Chris Christie reported that President Donald Trump brougt Whitaker to shut down Mueller’s investigation. What did Schumer do? You cannot even guess it.
From The Washington Examiner:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday rejected legislation from Sen. Jeff Flake aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
Flake, R-Ariz., and several other senators are worried that Trump’s decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a sign Trump might soon try to move against Mueller, who is investigating Trump’s alleged ties to Russia during the 2016 election. Trump’s new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has also said previously he’s opposed to the Mueller investigation, which has raised more fears that Mueller’s work could be stopped.
But when Flake asked the Senate to quickly pass the bill by unanimous consent, it was blocked by McConnell, R-Ky., who objected without making any additional comment on the Senate floor.
‘I object,’ McConnell said.
Unanimous consent allows the Senate to quickly pass legislation that isn’t controversial. Bills can also be passed through regular order, but that requires support from the Senate majority, and McConnell has made it clear he opposes the bill. Earlier in the day, McConnell said the bill is unnecessary.
‘As you can imagine, I talk to the president fairly often,’ McConnell told reporters. ‘He’s given no indication the Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish.’
‘We know how the president feels about the Mueller investigation, but he’s never said he wants to shut it down,’ he added.
From The Washington Times:
Democrats said they’re intent on getting Mueller protections approved during this lame-duck session of Congress.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that those provisions, if they don’t pass as a stand-alone bill, need to be part of the year-end spending bill.
And Mr. Schumer drew lines over other parts of the spending bill, saying it should not go above the current $1.6 billion senators have included for new border security such as a wall.
Mr. Trump has demanded it include at least $5 billion in funding for his border wall. The House has passed a bill with that number, putting it on a crash course with senators.
Mr. Schumer said Congress should compromise by agreeing on the Senate’s number, and he told Mr. Trump to butt out of any negotiations.
‘Every time he interferes, it gets bolluxed up,’ the New York Democrat said.
Source: The Washington Times