RUSSIA MEDDLING: Trump less likely to sit for Mueller interview, sources say

This was the second time Trump had demanded Mueller be fired. The first time was last June and Trump only backed down after his counsel Don Mc Gahn threatened to resign

This was the second time Trump had demanded Mueller be fired. The first time was last June and Trump only backed down after his counsel Don Mc Gahn threatened to resign

More than 300,000 people have pledged to attend "rapid response" protests across the U.S., should Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Over the past few months, the special counsel's office has issued indictments for several Trump campaign associates, as well as White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, for various charges, including lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their ties with Russian officials. As usual, the president left the nation in suspense: "We'll see what happens".

Asked if he was anxious, Mr. Cohen said: "I would be lying to you if I told that I am not".

Not so, said Peter M. Shane, a law professor at The Ohio State University.

However, "it is unknown whether Cohen taped conversations between himself" and President Donald Trump, the Post reported. While the raid was executed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents received the warrants after receiving a referral from Mueller.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said it would be "inappropriate" for Trump to dismiss either Mueller or Rosenstein.

They also were reportedly looking for information about Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who claims she had a almost yearlong affair with Trump in 2006. He has twice weighed firing Mueller ― first in June 2017 and again, the Times reported on Tuesday, last December. "Current Department of Justice regulations forbid that".

One source told NBC that the President's legal team was talking about hiring someone new to help prepare Trump for an interview. "Rosenstein could comply or refuse".

Trump has relentlessly attacked Sessions, Rosenstein and the Justice Department.

It also said Bannon wanted the White House to stop cooperating with the Mueller investigation and fire Cobb.

Tillis has sponsored legislation that would create a judicial review process for firing the special counsel.

"That would absolutely be, from our perspective, a triggering event for the House to consider impeachment proceedings", Brian said by phone on Thursday.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican-Iowa, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on Tuesday on Fox Business News: "It would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller".

"I (we) are doing things that nobody thought possible, despite the never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus", Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Russian Federation has denied that it interfered in the election, and Trump and the White House say there was no collusion.

"I don't think he's going to be removed", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican-Kentucky.

Pompeo wouldn't answer questions about the contents of the interview, arguing it would be improper since, as the CIA's director in charge of overseas intelligence gathering, he has been a "participant" in Mueller's probe.

"I think they should be allowed to do their jobs", Ryan said. "The bottom line is that we must remove all political interference from law enforcement decisions".

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