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Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, left, and Chris Coons, D-Delaware, called for a vote on a bill that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. (Photo by Vandana Ravikumar/Cronkite News)

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Flake threatens judicial nominations, to force vote on special counsel

Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday he will oppose all judicial confirmations until the Senate is allowed to vote on a bill to keep the White House from interfering in an investigation of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election