Republican Voters Are Turning Against The Mueller Probe

Republican Voters Are Turning Against The Mueller Probe

Republican Voters Are Turning Against The Mueller Probe

The raid on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer earlier this week "significantly complicated" negotiations between Trump's legal team and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators over a potential presidential interview, NBC News reported Thursday evening.

"I'm at a loss to see how a call for the administration to be more transparent about decisions involving the special counsel - including any decision to fire the special counsel or curtail his investigation - would undermine the Mueller investigation", Grassley said in the prepared statement. They said Trump must have "good cause" to order the Justice Department official overseeing the Russian Federation probe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, to oust Mueller. While the president is understandably frustrated with the investigation, I don't believe he would ultimately remove Mueller, and the White House and the president's legal team have indicated that he does not intend to do so. Here's what to know. He told reporters that federal authorities had "broke in to the office" and he called it "a disgraceful situation" and "a total witch hunt".

At a military leadership meeting on Monday, Trump also openly discussed the idea of firing Mueller.

When asked if legislation to protect Mueller would pass, Scott said, "It will definitely pass without any question".

Trump's disdain for the excesses of the investigation has prompted speculation that the USA president wants to fire Mueller and calls by Democrats in Congress for a law that would prevent Trump from doing so.

Mr Trump has denied any collusion and has repeatedly attacked Mr Mueller's investigation as politically motivated.

That outlook somewhat contradicted Trump's Twitter message on Thursday morning that he backed a "cooperative" approach to Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's presidential campaign.

"I think that it would be perceived as political and I think a lot of Republicans would be concerned about that", Dershowitz told Slate.com.

"Why don't I just fire Mueller?" The White House has said it has turned over tens of thousands of pages of documents to the special counsel's team. 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.

Monday's raid was reportedly related to alleged payments made by Cohen to pornographic film actor Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had a consensual affair with Trump in 2006.

Pecker and Cohen are longtime friends who strategized throughout the campaign about how to assist Trump's bid and counter salacious rumors that might surface about him, according to two people with knowledge of their relationship.

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