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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump's allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

"Mr. Ruddy never spoke with the president regarding this issue".

Schumer added that if President Trump is weighing asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller, he should "look back in time and see what happened to a president who tried to do the same thing".

In light of the reports, CNN's Jim Acosta noted that the president is apparently being advised not to fire Mueller.

Robert Mueller was named special prosecutor for Russian Federation probe.

The White House has categorically denied rumors that Robert Mueller's head is on the chopping block.

President Donald Trump speaks to Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace in the Oval Office in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. If he snaps, and his intentions take another, tumultuous turn, there are few guardrails preventing him from removing the special counsel-a move that would nearly certainly trigger a constitutional crisis. "The critics are going a little too far here", Schumer said from the Senate floor. As a defender of Trump's travel ban, an advocate of empaneling a grand jury to investigate Susan Rice, and a believer in the convoluted theory that President Obama orchestrated a "soft coup" to thwart Trump, Sekulow seems to be paving the way for Trump's next line of defense: that Mueller's Russian Federation investigation threatens American democracy. A source close to Trump, however, told The Daily Caller that the president is angry about Mueller's close ties to former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Jim Comey and did consider firing him. In the case of, for example, his still-secret tax returns and personal finances, Trump has decided that the cover-up is the wiser path - and it's certainly possible he'll reach the same conclusion with regard to Mueller.

White House staffers made a concerted effort to talk Trump down from ordering that Mueller be fired, the paper said. "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". He has brought to the White House the values of a failed Atlantic City casino owner turned reality TV star.

He told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that Mueller "did not hire a single Republican in the first wave" of staffing for his investigation.

Technically, it's up to the attorney general to decide what to do with the special counsel. "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment".

"I'm not saying this investigation isn't important", said Ryan.

"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One when asked if Trump was considering firing Mueller.

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