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Who would be Mueller's boss if Rosenstein goes?

14 April 2018
Who would be Mueller's boss if Rosenstein goes?

"If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him", he said on Twitter.

As speculation grows that President Trump could fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Geraldo Rivera is cautioning the president against the move.

President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he will continue to follow the advice of his lawyers and cooperate with special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

Earlier this week, the president blasted Mueller in a series of tweets, after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided the hotel room, office, and residence of longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, on a referral from the special counsel's office.

These protests are set to commence in every state in the nation, the website proclaimed, and will involve more than 300,000 participants who have promised to take to the streets if Mueller is unnecessarily removed from his post.

The legislation, which combines two bipartisan bills introduced last summer, signals escalating concerns in Congress as Trump has fumed about a Monday Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of the office of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

The New York Times also cited several people briefed on the Cohen investigation who said Trump was privately discussing whether or not to fire Rosenstein in the wake of the Cohen raids.

"Trump could keep firing people down the chain of command until he found someone willing to fire Mueller", Kent said. Duffy said the framers of the Constitution believed impeachment the sole remedy for any presidential wrongdoing.

Prior to the Cohen raid, Mueller's team had wanted to finalize a report on whether the president obstructed justice in the Russian Federation investigation in the next few months, with three sources telling NBC News that report could have come as early as May or as late of June.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that the President "certainly believes he has the power" to fire him.

One person familiar with the strategy said the president's lawyers had sought over the weekend to expand his legal team to include individuals who would prepare him for an interview.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Monday evening that the raid raises the stakes for Trump - and that the president is likely to be angrier and act more "impulsively ... than he has been so far". The president's diatribes about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein and the existence of the special counsel have, for most of the White House aides, become a dependable part of the fabric of life working for this president.

It would be "suicide" for the president to fire Mueller, said Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I think they should be allowed to do their jobs", Ryan said.