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Watch: McConnell Does Not Intend to Bring Mueller Protection Bill to Senate Floor

 

The Senate will not be voting on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller from being fired, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Friday.

Fellow GOP Sen. Jeff Flake called for the Senate to take action on such a bill Wednesday, shortly after Jeff Sessions’ departure from the Justice Department and the installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

“It’s not necessary,” McConnell said. “The Mueller investigation is not under threat.”