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GOP senator urges Trump not to fire Mueller

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GOP senator urges Trump not to fire Mueller

However, "you never say never" on a possible interview, the person cautioned, adding Trump's legal team remains "in frequent contact" with Mueller's investigators on other matters in the Russian Federation probe.

Schumer spoke out after Trump lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller in particular following Monday's raid, calling him "conflicted" and "biased". That day, Trump called the raid a "disgraceful situation" and "an attack on our country", saying the investigation had reached a "whole new level of unfairness".

These protests are set to commence in every state in the nation, the website proclaimed, and will involve more than 300,000 participants who have promised to take to the streets if Mueller is unnecessarily removed from his post.

Partisanship also colors numerous views about Mueller's probe of possible campaign collusion with Russian Federation.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that he had tried to fire Mueller in December.

Trump is reported to have considered firing Mueller in December 2017 and in June 2017, according to the New York Times. "For a president to be able to fire his investigator, that is outside of what is acceptable in the United States and we just can not allow that to happen".

"I think that it would be perceived as political and I think a lot of Republicans would be concerned about that", Dershowitz told Slate.com. "And many people have said, 'You should fire him.' Again, they found nothing".

And Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also said Tuesday that he didn't think Trump was likely to dismiss either man because he knew "it would be the beginning of the end of his presidency".

That outlook somewhat contradicted Trump's Twitter message on Thursday morning that he backed a "cooperative" approach to Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's presidential campaign.

"We've been advised that the president certainly has the power to make that decision", she said, an answer that suggests the White House has explored the matter.

In recent days, a chorus of Trump supporters outside the White House, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, said the president should fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller's probe.

"It would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller, to want to talk about firing Mueller, the less the president said on this whole thing, the better off he would be, the stronger his presidency would be", Grassley said. The president's diatribes about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein and the existence of the special counsel have, for most of the White House aides, become a dependable part of the fabric of life working for this president.

The majority leader offered a tempered endorsement for the special counsel to remain intact, telling reporters this week that "Mueller should be allowed to finish his job".

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