The query: Could Congress prevent Trump from firing Mueller?

  • The query: Could Congress prevent Trump from firing Mueller?

The query: Could Congress prevent Trump from firing Mueller?

Talks between President Donald Trump's legal team and Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators collapsed this week - and both sides are proceeding as if the president will not sit for an interview, NBC News reported Thursday.

Now that the interview is likely off, Mueller's obstruction of justice case may close more quickly than expected because the special counsel's team won't need to prepare for the interview or follow up on what Trump would have said during it, NBC reported.

Reports that President Donald Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein surfaced this week in the wake of Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on the offices and hotel room of Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney.

Beyond axing Rosenstein, Bannon advised that Trump no longer play ball with Mueller, and he suggested that by throwing Cobb - the White House attorney handling all Mueller-related stuff - under the bus the president may improve his legal situation. Here's what to know. And a 58 percent majority supports investigating alleged hush payments by Trump associates to women who said they had flings with him.

It reported 40 percent now consider Mueller's investigation a "partisan witch hunt".

"It would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller, to want to talk about firing Mueller, the less the president said on this whole thing, the better off he would be, the stronger his presidency would be", Grassley said.

Trump called the raid "disgraceful" and lambasted Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation as "an attack on our country".

In March, Trump publicly lashed out at Mueller, insisting that the investigation "based on fraudulent activities" "should never have been started".

Trump has no authority to directly fire Mueller - Rosenstein has that power - though the president could initiate the process by first getting rid of Rosenstein.

Hours after the raid, Trump raged: 'They raid an office of a personal attorney early in the morning and I think it's a disgrace'. "I think he'll be allowed to finish his job".

Mr. Mueller's investigators have interviewed current and former White House officials and have requested documents to understand whether these efforts show evidence the president is trying to obstruct the Justice Department's investigation, according to two people briefed on the matter.

"I've agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined technique that we now have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Not just like the Clintons!)".

The raid carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the NY office of Trump's lawyer identified as Michael Cohen was described by the United States President as "disgraceful". 'The president really goes off about him'.