WASHINGTON – US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out a vote on Senate legislation Tuesday to curtail President Trump 's ability to dismiss Special Counsel Robert Mueller
"We will not do that on the Ground the Senate, "McConnell, R-Ky., Said during an interview with Fox News during .
McConnell's edict comes while the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to adopt a bipartisan law that would state Mueller could only be fired for misconduct or "good cause" and could only be displaced by a confirmed by the Senate official in the Ministry of Justice.
President t Trump is increasingly angry over Müller's investigation, the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and R ussia, to influence the 2016 election and other matters. Last week, Trump told reporters that "many people" told him to fire Muller and did not rule out this move.
Some media have also reported that Trump is considering dismissing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller probe.
Such comments have made some Republicans nervous. Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, is one of those pushing for a vote on the law on the independence and integrity of special advisers, which would also give special advice to go to court to challenge a shootout.
"This bipartisan compromise helps to ensure that special advisers, whether present or future, have the independence they need to conduct fair and impartial investigations," Tillis said last week.
Democrats also pushed for a legislative initiative. But McConnell and other Republican leaders have ignored Trump's comments and said that they do not believe that Trump Mueller will be fired, so there is no need for legislation to protect the Special Defender.
"There is no indication that Muller is fired," McConnell told Fox's Neil Cavuto.
McConnell went a step further than he did in the past – not only saying he does not consider the bill necessary, but also precludes ground voting, even if the measure wins committee approval.
"I'm the one who decides what (bills) we bring down," McConnell said.
Senate Supreme Democrat Charles Schumer of New York said McConnell made a grave mistake.
"We should put a constitutional crisis at the pass instead of waiting until it's too late," Schumer said. "I hope that the Judiciary Committee will come forward with a bill and that the members of Senator McConnell's faction will get him to rethink it."
Even the top Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee, MP Adam Schiff from California, beat McConnell.
"I think it's a complete renunciation of responsibility," Schiff said.
"If President Trump Rod Rosenstein or Robert Mueller fires, will Mitch McConnell say he did not see it coming?" Schiff said interview.
McConnell also threw cold water on a proposal circulated by the White House and House Republicans to cut some of the $ 1.3 trillion in funds invested in Congress
This far-reaching legislation was the result months of bipartisan negotiations between McConnell and the three other leading representatives of the Congress. He suggested that the White House should not try to untangle a bill that Trump supported.
He was involved in the negotiations and signed the bill, "McConnell told Cavuto. He can not sign a contract for a month and say, 'OK, we really did not mean it that way' and come back next month and say, "Oh, we did not really agree."
Contribution: Erin Kelly and Eliza Collins
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