The Senate on Wednesday rejected Sen. Jeff Flake for the third time as he tried to pass a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
Flake has been pushing for weeks to pass a bill that would keep Trump from firing Mueller before the end of his investigation into Russian election influence. That investigation has expanded to other areas and has led to several indictments. Trump has opposed the investigation from the start, and his decision to fire former Attorney General Jeff Sessions led some to worry that Trump could fire Mueller next.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.