Schumer: Mueller protection bill would pass by 'very large majority'

Schumer: Mueller protection bill would pass by 'very large majority'
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerHouse Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration Mandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action MORE (D-N.Y.) urged Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGreen New Deal Resolution invites big picture governing ‘Contingency’ spending in 3B budget deal comes under fire Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault MORE (R-Ky.) to give legislation limiting President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE's ability to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE a vote, predicting it would pass by a "very large majority." 
 
"We should pass it out of committee. Leader McConnell should bring it to the floor of the Senate quickly, where I believe it would pass with a very large majority, and we should pressure our colleagues in the House to do the same," Schumer said from the Senate floor. 
 
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McConnell hasn't signaled what he will do if the special counsel bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, clears the Judiciary Committee. Judiciary Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Grassley raises voice after McConnell interrupts Senate speech Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general MORE (R-Iowa) and his staff say they expect the panel to vote on the bill on April 26
 
He told reporters on Tuesday that he had not seen the need to take up legislation.
 
 
But it's less clear that it could get 60 votes on the Senate floor, much less the two-thirds needed to overcome a potential presidential veto.
 
 
The bill would have an even harder path in the House, where some of Trump's conservative allies are urging him to fire top Justice Department officials.