(New York Post) -- Mitch McConnell just did our constitutional order an enormous favor by burying the so-called Mueller protection legislation.
There’s been much harumphing about how Republicans who didn’t get on board are in the tank for President Trump. But it was a singularly misbegotten bill.
Plan A, i.e., passing the thing, would have been hard enough. But supporters apparently didn’t think through a need for a Plan B or C: Trump would have vetoed the bill if it passed Congress, and if it somehow passed Congress with a veto-proof majority, the Supreme Court would likely have struck it down.
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There is no way that Congress can truly prevent the chief executive from removing an inferior executive officer, which is what special counsel Robert Mueller emphatically is.