Mitch McConnell shoots down bill that would protect Robert Mueller

The top Republican in the Senate says he won't bring a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller up for a vote.

That bipartisan bill would allow Mueller or any future special counsel to request a judicial review if they are fired. The bill would also require the termination be for "good cause."

But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it will never see the Senate floor. He called the bill unnecessary, saying he didn't think President Donald Trump would fire Mueller. He also said it was unlikely Trump would sign the bill if it made it through Congress.

The bill was drafted by Republican Sens. Thom Tillis and Lindsey Graham with the help of a few Democrats.