Donald Trump says he 'hasn't given any thought' to firing Robert Mueller

Claudine Rigal
Août 13, 2017

The special counsel investigating whether Russian Federation interfered in the USA presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The president's remarks followed several weeks of speculation that Trump meant to remove Mueller, USA Today reported.

"I haven't given it any thought", he said.

The American people will begin to demand impeachment if Trump fires Mueller and starts pardoning Russian Federation conspirators.

Flynn was asked to resign February 13 - one day before Comey said his discussion with Trump about Flynn occurred - after it became public that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he had discussed USA sanctions during pre-inauguration phone calls with the then-Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Those relationships were the catalyst for him leaving Trump's team. "But I also want the Senate and the House to come out with their findings". John Dowd, a lawyer for Mr. Trump, said the search was similar to tactics used in Russian Federation.

Firing Mueller had "never been on the table", Dowd added. But Mr. Trump's allies are particularly concerned about Mr. Mueller's interest in talking to Mr. Priebus, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee who worked closely with Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign.

Politico reported August 10 that Manafort has hired a new legal firm which specializes in complicated financial criminal proceedings to represent him.

According to legal experts, Mueller might be trying to pressure Manafort into cooperating with the investigation.

Mueller's investigators have sent subpoenas to global banks for information on financial transactions involving Manafort. According to testimony Mr. Comey provided to Congress, Mr. Priebus knows that Mr. Comey had the one-on-one encounter with Mr. Trump on February 14, when Mr. Comey has said Mr. Trump asked him to end the Flynn investigation. Manafort has stated he has nothing to hide from Mueller's team. Mr. Trump has said that the meeting did not occur and that he did not ask Mr. Comey to end the inquiry.

Babin spokesman Jimmy Milstead told The Daily Caller, "We don't see why there shouldn't be very strong support".

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