Why Mueller Is One Contestant Trump Can't Easily Fire: QuickTake

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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned in January that if Trump tries to fire Mueller, "it would be the end of his presidency".

Trump declared he has confidence in the White House lawyer handling the Russian Federation probe, who has come under fire from outside allies who want him to take a more combative approach to dealing with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE.

Pressed again about legal scholars who believe the President could not directly fire Mueller without going through Rosenstein, Sanders backed up her assertion that Trump has the authority to fire Mueller on his own.

Politicians from both sides of the USA political divide have urged the president to allow Mr Mueller to continue his work.

Mueller has been tasked with investigating allegations of Russian meddling in 2016 USA presidential election.

"Why don't I just fire Mueller?"

In a separate Twitter post Thursday, though, Trump denied reports that he had tried to dismiss Mueller past year.

Mr. Trump's staff was advised of different "buckets" of issues which Mr. Mueller's team hunted to talk with all the president, " primarily related to Michael T. Flynn, that the national security advisor who resigned under great pressure; Russian Federation; and the broader question of obstruction of justice, " according to individuals knowledgeable about the discussions.

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"Mr. Mueller may be fired only by the acting attorney general and only for 'good cause, '" Shane said.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb told NBC Thursday that it was "untrue" that the interview will likely not happen.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that he had "confidence" in the special counsel and that "it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller".

The FBI agents who raided the offices of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, sought records of his communications with the Trump campaign as part of what appeared to be an examination of his efforts to quell potentially damaging information about the candidate. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor Wednesday. Trump criticized the Mueller probe in March after Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and again Wednesday.

"I think that the president has been clear that he thinks that this has gone too far".

The New Yorker said it had uncovered no evidence the claim about the child was true, but noted that it was third known payment to people ahead of the election to suppress embarrassing stories about Trump's past from surfacing before voters headed to the polls.

The president called the raids "disgraceful".

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