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Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

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Grassley indicated that some Republicans on the committee oppose it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has shown little interest, saying earlier this week that he doesn't think Mueller will be fired.

On Wednesday night The Washington Post reported that Bannon has been quietly pitching White House aides on a plan to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Ty Cobb, the lawyer who is overseeing the White House's response to the Russian Federation investigations.

The original bills were introduced last summer.

"Forty-six per cent of likely USA voters still consider Muller's investigation an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing, down six points from 52 per cent in October, " the release said.

Despite the president's obvious frustrations, he has claimed repeatedly that reports he is trying to oust Mueller are all fake news.

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She did not suggest Trump would be moving to fire Mueller. "But I think it's a really sad situation when you look at what happened, and many people have said "you should fire him".

CNN is reporting that the White House has begun the process of drafting talking points trashing Deputy Attorney General to distribute to surrogates.

In addition to investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, Mueller is also examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice.

Mr. Trump's consultants have believed the search warrants in opposition to Mr. Cohen as extensive over-reach.

Trump was leaning toward granting Mueller an interview but is said to have decided against it following the FBI's raids of his personal lawyer's hotel room and office this week. Libby was the first and only victim of special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald's mission - to find the source who had "outed" Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame to journalists.

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Mueller is mandated to provide reports of his findings to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed him as the special counsel in May.

"I think that it was absolutely unjustified and so unprofessional". Reports say they were looking for records pertaining to hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels and money paid to the National Enquirer not to publish a story about the affair Trump had with Karen McDougal, a former Playboy's Playmate of the Year.

While Democrats and Republicans both continue to urge the president to remain hands-off regarding Mueller's investigation, the White House made it clear this week that Trump believes he has the power to bring down the ax on the special counsel if necessary. The tape surfaced a month ahead of the November 2016 election, briefly hurting the Trump campaign before he apologized.

The raid was overseen by the US Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from Mueller, said Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan. The lawyers proposed to raise awareness on specific concerns, but they were still preparing to answer a longstanding petition by the distinctive adviser, Robert S. Mueller III.

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Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December