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OffbeatTop U.S. Senate Republican says will "probably" block special counsel protection bill

22:40  27 november  2018
22:40  27 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he will " probably " block a renewed effort to vote on a bill that would protect the special The bill , known as the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, would make it harder for President Donald Trump to undermine the

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had said on Tuesday he would “ probably ” block a renewed effort to bring the special counsel protection bill to a vote, calling it “a solution in search of a problem.” With Republicans holding a slim majority in the Senate , Trump’ s nominees should win

Top U.S. Senate Republican says will "probably" block special counsel protection bill © Reuters U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for the Senate Republican weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he will "probably" block a renewed effort to vote on a bill that would protect the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Speaking to reporters, McConnell called a bipartisan effort to force a vote on the bill "a solution in search of a problem," though he reiterated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized, should be allowed to finish his probe.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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