Dianne Feinstein

Senate committee to vote on bipartisan bill to protect special counsel Mueller's job

Senate committee to vote on bipartisan bill to protect special counsel Mueller's job

Legislation designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from a sudden firing by the president is expected to get a committee vote before the end of the month, but its path forward is difficult, as partisan disagreements over the bill are already surfacing.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Thursday that the committee is expected to vote April 26 on the legislation, introduced this week as President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the special counsel. Grassley has not endorsed the bill, and said he has concerns that it is unconstitutional. But he said at an unrelated committee hearing that he believes the full committee should vote on it.

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