Congress Must Clarify `Cost' If Trump Fires Mueller, Gates Says

Congress Must Clarify `Cost' If Trump Fires Mueller, Gates Says

Congress Must Clarify `Cost' If Trump Fires Mueller, Gates Says

Trump is even talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller and his team.

In addition to Graham's bill, one sponsored by Republican Sen.Tom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen.

According to the Trump adviser, the president is working toward discrediting the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, and instead of outright firing Mueller, Trump is mulling over requesting Sessions to prosecute the special counsel.

"It probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills", Sen.

Lindsey Graham warned that Donald Trump's presidency would be over if he fired Robert Mueller.

Gowdy said there are "two components" to the purview of Mueller's investigation. "There are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories, but again, I have faith in the deputy attorney general". "A source close to the White House, who is familiar with the president's speech, said that it is still possible that the president could fire Robert Mueller". Chris Coons of DE would allow the attorney general to remove a special counsel only for specific reasons, including misconduct, dereliction of duty or conflict of interest.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., repeated that view Sunday.

"The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that special counsel Mueller's investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded", Schumer said in a statement Sunday. Their comments came after a report last week that Trump had ordered in June 2017 for Mueller to be fired from the investigation into the Trump campaign's suspected Russian Federation ties.

Short added that Trump favors releasing a classified memo produced by the House Intelligence Committee that Republicans say alleges Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct.

Mueller's team is now interviewing top Trump staffers from the campaign, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, and has expressed interest in interviewing Trump himself.

Tapper also asked Collins whether she believed the memo written by GOP members of the House intelligence panel should be released.

"I have not made any decision yet", Dowd said.

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