Robert Mueller's Investigation Continues Without Presidential Interview

Donald Trump wanted Robert Mueller to be fired last December after news reports claimed his Special Counsel was looking into the president's business dealings it has been revealed

Donald Trump wanted Robert Mueller to be fired last December after news reports claimed his Special Counsel was looking into the president's business dealings it has been revealed

The articles that provoked Mr. Trump's anger in December - which were published by Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters - said one of Mr. Mueller's subpoenas had targeted Mr. Trump's and his family's banking records at Deutsche Bank. And the expedited review would determine whether the special counsel was sacked for good cause. Others say, however, that there's a policy argument that allowing the act to cover firings permits the president to work around Senate confirmation in a way that shouldn't be encouraged. Duffy said the framers of the Constitution believed impeachment the sole remedy for any presidential wrongdoing. He resigned about nine months later, the only American president to leave office voluntarily in the middle of his term.

Trump tweeted that he "would have fired" Mueller, the head of a federal probe into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation, in December had he wanted to do so.

"I am sure that Mueller's team has enough evidence to draw conclusions on the obstruction prong without an interview with Trump", Whiting said.

CNN reported the president has long considered firing Mueller, and The New York Times has reported he twice even attempted to do so, but was ultimately convinced not to.

President Donald Trump should fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a long-time Washington attorney and political commentator who has emerged as a new legal confidant to the president.

These plans had been dashed - based mostly on the report - following Monday's Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on the resort room, office and residential of Michael Cohen.

Monday's raid was reportedly related to alleged payments made by Cohen to pornographic film actor Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a consensual affair with Trump in 2006. The senators behind those bills, Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democrats Chris Coons of DE and Cory Booker of New Jersey, combined their efforts for the measure released Wednesday. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and Sens.

Legislation offered on Wednesday by Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of SC and Democrats Chris Coons of DE and Cory Booker of New Jersey would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing. If not, he would keep the job. If the panel were to find no just cause to dismiss the special counsel in that time, the order would be overturned.

Acutely conscious of the threat Mr. Mueller's investigation poses, Mr. Trump has openly discussed ways to shut it down.

Trump has privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly criticized Mueller and his Russian Federation probe. In some cases, they have explained to Mr. Trump how anything that causes him to lose support from congressional Republicans could further imperil his presidency.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a cosponsor of a bipartisan bill to protect the special counsel introduced by Sen.

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