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Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

And now, this: Trump is reportedly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed by the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to head the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in interfering in the 2016 election.

Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause".

A number of Trump allies have expressed concerns recently that based on who Mueller's hiring to build his legal team, the impartiality of the investigation is in question.

Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump's allies have floated the possibility he might fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

He noted that Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. If you thought the crowd numbers at the major anti-Trump rallies have been large, just wait and see what happens if Trump fires Mueller.

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

Kellyanne Conway says Robert Mueller's close friendship with James Comey raises serious ethical questions.

Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "I don't think the Congress would sit still and allow the president to pick his own investigator".

White House frustrations with the Justice Department spilled into public view last week, when Trump on Twitter criticized the legal strategy in defending his proposed travel ban.

Mueller's investigation will oversee an FBI probe into whether members of Trump's campaign team and his associates colluded to help Russian Federation with its interference in the election. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments.

Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013 under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. "With respect to this subject, only the president [or] his attorneys are authorized to comment". But as prosecutors sometimes say about those under investigation: We may not know what he did wrong, but he does. The White House finally said Tuesday evening that Trump has "no intention" of firing Mueller, amid speculation and concern that he was weighing that option. NPR reported last week that Mueller had been on the White House shortlist to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director before the Justice Department named him as special counsel.

And deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said simply: "Chris speaks for himself". "That witness is the attorney general of the United States".

Barry Bennett, a GOP strategist who served as an adviser to Trump's campaign, said he believed it would be too damaging for Trump to try to remove Mueller, but that he had concerns about the appearance that the probe was being politicized. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise".


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