Matthew Whitaker

Watch: McConnell Does Not Intend to Bring Mueller Protection Bill to Senate Floor
 

The Senate will not be voting on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller from being fired, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Friday.

Fellow GOP Sen. Jeff Flake called for the Senate to take action on such a bill Wednesday, shortly after Jeff Sessions’ departure from the Justice Department and the installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

DNC Chairman: Sessions Firing ‘In Some Ways Worse Than Saturday Day Night Massacre’
 

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez called the firing of Jeff Sessions and the installation of Sessions’ Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general “in some ways worse than the Saturday night massacre.”

Perez said Thursday that Whitaker’s role assuming oversight of Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation “doesn’t pass the smell test.”