By a vote of 14-7, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to make it more hard for Donald Trump to fire the special counsel. Four Republicans, however, voted in favor: Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a prominent Trump detractor who will not run for re-election this year, Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "It's about the rule of law", Graham said Thursday.
In effect, if a court determines the special counsel wasn't fired for "good cause", they would be reinstated. A previous version of that amendment almost derailed committee passage of the bill, but Grassley was able to come to a compromise with Democrats to win their support.
This bill combines two older pieces of bipartisan legislation proposed by the sponsors this past August.
"I know that sometimes it's hard to compromise, but you did that, and this is better because of that", she told Grassley. "Everybody went to work and worked it out".
"It's important that we not overstep our constitutional authority", Hatch said.
Senator Grassley countered that he thinks the full Senate should weigh in on the bill.
Rick Zamperin: Maple Leafs fall apart in Game 7, season is over The Capitals and Penguins await the start of the second round, when they will play each other for the third straight postseason. But the Bruins scored four times in the third, the first time this season Toronto allowed that many goals in the third period.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) echoed Durbin's comments, saying in a statement that following President Donald Trump'scomments on Thursday regarding the special counsel's investigation, "it's become even more of an imperative that Leader McConnell put this bill on the Senate floor for a vote immediately".
Trump once again railed on the Justice Department and the FBI in a "Fox and Friends" interview on Thursday morning, and hinted he might get involved in the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation down the road.
"I am very disappointed in my Justice Department". A panel of judges could then block Mueller's removal if it is not for good cause.
The committee voted against another amendment, proposed by Sen.
The proposal now rests in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will decide if and when the legislation receives a full vote on the Senate floor.
Cornyn and several other key Republicans have expressed concerns with the constitutionality of the bill and stated that they do not believe the legislation is necessary, as they don't think Trump will try to fire Mueller.
Domantas Sabonis had a team-high 22 points for the Pacers, who will try to avoid elimination when they host Game 6 on Friday. James also went 15-for-15 from the line and finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Facebook said in its first quarter earnings report on Wednesday that cash and equivalents rose to $44 billion in the period. Facebook stock gained more than 4 per cent in after-hours trading and was up 7 per cent following its conference call .
In an interview with Canadian television network Global, Kenny's father, David Lam, expressed his pride in his son's heroism. Police identified Alek Minassian , a 25-year-old from the nearby town of Richmond Hill, as the man who had been arrested.
Wenger confirmed last week that he was leaving at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Premier League giants. The competition is Wenger's final chance to lay his hands on European silverware.
Many of Meek Mill's supporters have argued that his case is a testament to the issues present in the criminal justice system. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and retired boxing great Bernard Hopkins sat near Hart and Mill, and Democratic Gov.
Cutting its slow-selling sedans and hatchbacks will serve to free up even more capital for light truck and mobility development. Ford plans to cut $25.5 billion in costs by 2022, up from a total of $14 billion the company announced to investors last fall.
Activists, local rescuers and rebels in Syria claim the Syrian forces used chlorine gas in the attack on April 7 against Douma . Sergei Rudskoi said Moscow will supply Syria with "new missile defense systems soon".
Thus, the U.S. authorities make it clear that sanctions can be mitigated if Deripaska sells his assets and abandons the company. Rusal's customers scrambled to find other suppliers while stockpiles of the metal from its abandoned orders piled up.
Armenia to elect new PM on May 1
During the conversation, it was stressed that the crisis situation in Armenia must be settled within the current constitution. The ruling Republican Party holds a majority in parliament. "And for me, my goal isn't to become prime minister".
Kim Wall death - what we know so far
But he later calmly explained that he dismembered her in order to be able to lift the body out through the vessel's narrow hatch. First he said she had died in an accident when she hit her head on the submarine's hatch and he had chose to bury her at sea.
Palestinian lecturer's body 'to return to Gaza from Malaysia'
Hamas has previously accused the Mossad of assassinating another one of its drone experts - Mohamed Zouari - in Tunisia in 2016. Two armed Palestinians who crossed the border from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday were apprehended by IDF soldiers, the army said.
Trump VA Nominee Allegedly Got Drunk Overseas, Yawn
On Tuesday night, White House Strategic Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp gave a strong defense of VA Secretary nominee Dr. The report says staff members described the working environment as "being caught between parents going through a bitter divorce".
Martella's taking back unused prescription drugs
It's time to clean out the medicine cabinet and dispose of any unwanted drugs so they can't fall into the wrong hands. Participants may dispose of the drugs from their container and keep them or turn them over with the labels.