Firing Mueller would be a stupid, reckless act even for Trump

He's bringing in some of the top prosecutors that have worked in the Justice Department. "This process has to play out because of what he did with [fired FBI director James] Comey and also calling for the investigation to end". "Witch Hunt", the president wrote.

President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal.

Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say. But she said today, as she has said before, that while the president has the power to fire Mueller he has no intention of doing so. "Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result".

The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come. "So, clickservatives, Trump fellators, fanboys, grunting MAGA mouthbreathers, sing out now [sic]", Wilson tweeted.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was angered about news stories in conservative sites about Mueller's connections with Comey and had to be convinced by aides to not fire the special counsel.

The tweets came shortly after Rosenstein issued his unusual statement that appeared to be warning about the accuracy of such reports. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) predicted that if Mueller was sacked that there would be a "firestorm". "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations".

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the issues Gingrich and others have raised. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.

"It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent", Gingrich said.

Trump has made it clear that he is frustrated by the U.S. probe of Russian interference in the presidential election, which USA intelligence officials said was done to tilt the outcome in Trump's favor.

Rosenstein took over the investigation when Sessions recused himself from any dealings with the Russia probe on March 2 after his own dealings with Russian officials were disclosed.

"I won't mince words, " Leahy told Rosenstein on Tuesday.

The Ninth Circuit, said to be the most liberal of the federal courts of appeal, predictably upheld an injunction on Monday on Trump's revised travel ban temporarily preventing citizens from six Muslim-majority nations - Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia - from entering the US. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside.

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