Trump won't fire Mueller despite 'absurd' probe

Randolph Lopez
March 21, 2018

He said the Mueller investigation "is irretrievably tainted from its inception and must end now". "I am confident he will be able to do that", Ryan said at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Republicans largely downplayed those concerns but, at the same time, offered support for Mueller's investigation.

He continued, "I have received assurances that his firing is not even under consideration".

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime". A dossier compiled by Steele that intimated compromising information about Trump and Russian Federation was used by the FBI as part of their Russian Federation investigation. Mueller is probing whether the Trump campaign joined in Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election - efforts that sought to boost Trump's chances of winning, according to United States intelligence. Still, his criticisms led to renewed interest in a Democratic-backed Senate bill, the "Special Counsel Integrity Act".

So as the President slips political constraints by shuffling his White House and foreign policy team and rages against convention, Mueller and his investigators have Trump penned in with no easy means of escape. She said Trump's tweets were about his frustration with the process.

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The technical business of lawyering - evidenced Monday by a Washington Post report that the President's team is trying to limit the scope of any eventual interview with Mueller - is also unlikely to give Trump a vent for his pent-up anger. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, contends that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not disclose in enough detail the dossier's relationship to Democrats. Working against him is the fact that so many people who nay have no opinion about Mueller have a strongly negative one about the President. Some Democrats would like to see language included in the must-pass bill to protect Mueller, but GOP leaders have said that is off the table.

The fact that the Mueller probe isn't over - as Trump lawyers promised him it would be by now - is likely an issue. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said: "I don't think that's going to happen so I just think it's not necessary, and obviously legislation requires a presidential signature".

"The president can whomever he chooses. when I look at the Russian election, what I see is a lack of credibility".

Robert Mueller has Donald Trump in a box. Get rid of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mr. Mueller for incompetence.

The president hired a new lawyer Monday, Joe diGenova, former USA attorney for the District of Columbia, to represent him on his legal team. But his law partner Theodore Boutrous, Jr., a member of the firm's executive and management committees, tweeted Tuesday that Olson would not be joining the legal team.

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