Should President Trump Fire Robert Mueller?

Doris Richards
March 18, 2018

Lindsey Graham, who has backed legislation to protect Mueller, said in a separate interview on the same program that Trump trying to end Mueller's investigation would "be the beginning of the end of his presidency".

"The only reason Mr Mueller could ever be dismissed is for cause".

In a morning flurry on Twitter, Trump insisted that Mueller's team of investigators is staffed with "hardened" Democrats biased against him. Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand GOP lawmakers: Obama admin "hastily" wrote lead ammunition ban MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE's attorney for calling for an end to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

"The president is floating trial balloons about derailing the Mueller investigation", said Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate's top Democrat, adding that Republicans have an obligation to "make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that can not be crossed". "And there are many Republicans who share my view".

"This is a serious investigation, and if the president tries to terminate it prematurely, I think it will be a true constitutional crisis", he said on CBS.Trump also drew criticism from fellow Republicans on Sunday over the firing of McCabe, who said he believed he was targeted because he corroborated Comey's claims that Trump tried to pressure Comey into killing the Russian Federation probe.

It was later reported that Mr McCabe kept personal memos detailing interactions with Mr Trump that have been provided to Mr Mueller's office and are similar to notes compiled by Mr Comey.

McCabe's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, offered a scathing response to the attacks on his client, saying on Twitter, "We will not be responding to each childish, defamatory, disgusting & false tweet by the President..."


After reports that Mr Mueller had the memos, Mr Trump tweeted, "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. Because we're a rule of law nation".

He added that he would urge Trump not to fire Mueller.

"His firing may be justified", Schiff replied.

Former FBI director James Comey has seen his memoir shoot to the top of bestseller lists nearly a month ahead of its release, apparently helped along by his snarky tweet to President Donald Trump. Same with lying James Comey. So far, the poll is extremely lopsided in favor of Trump firing the Special Counsel.

Comey has pushed back as well. "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not", tweeted the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, whose memoir is set for release a month from now.

"Mr. President, the American people will hear my story very soon".

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