Jeff Flake Announces Forced Mueller Protection Vote Last Stand – Maverick Style

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On Wednesday afternoon, just one day after the midterm elections, Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him with anti-Democrat, and Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker, who previously served as Chief of Staff to AG Sessions, has been very vocal in previous years about what a waste of time and money he thinks the Mueller investigation is and has even called the investigation a “fishing expedition.”

The facts have not gone unnoticed by lawmakers, and at least half of Congress, if not more, are calling for his recusal in the Mueller investigation. Not only that, but Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) are now planning to force a vote next week in order to protect Mueller and his work in getting to the bottom of the corruption surrounding the 2016 presidential election as well as the current administration.

Senator Flake tweeted:

‘When the Senate convenes next week, @ChrisCoons and I will ask for unanimous consent to bring S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, to a vote on the Senate floor. After the firing of The AG, it is more important than ever to protect the Special Counsel.’

According to Senate rules, Flake and Coons can go to the floor and request permission to set up a vote or pass a piece of legislation. This move on their part is crucial because even though the Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation last year that would protect Mueller, this bill has been conveniently stalled due to Republican opposition.

If Flake and Coons are successful and can manage to get the bill passed, it would be impossible for Trump to fire Mueller.

 

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