GOP Lawmaker on Mueller: 'Leave Him the Hell Alone'

Mueller's fate is at the forefront of the Russian Federation investigation after news accounts surfaced in recent days that Trump ordered White House lawyer Don McGahn to fire Mueller last June. but backed off after McGahn threatened to quit over the would-be ouster.

Collins, meanwhile, told CNN that "it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place, given the latest stories".

"It would be good to have legislation protecting all special counsels", he said.

"We have an intel committee", McCarthy said.

Trump said: "There's been no collusion whatsoever", and said of answering Mueller's questions, "There's no obstruction whatsoever, and I'm looking forward to it". Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Sen.

"No, I don't want it released yet", Graham said on ABC's "This Week". But McCarthy said he sees no need to enact a law to prevent Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This was the second time during the Meet the Press interview that the West Virginia senator had referenced the president's NY roots, after previously describing the clashes on immigration between the president and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as "New Yorkers talking to each other".

Republican lawmakers warned President Donald Trump on Sunday not to fire Robert Mueller but showed little sense of urgency to advance long-stalled legislation to protect the special counsel despite a report that Trump had tried to remove him last June.

Thus, argues Weiner, the only thing that's stopping the United States from careening into a full-blown political crisis is Trump's lawyers working to keep him from following through on his impulsive threats to kill the Russian Federation investigation.

McGahn said he would not deliver the order to the Justice Department, according to The Times, which cites four people familiar with the request by the president.

This is worth unpacking, because in this brief comment, Trump is very almost admitting to obstructing justice.

"I haven't gone down that road, nor am I going to go down that road". But it's a reelection year. Hopefully I think that'll all come. "There's a process they have to go through", Manchin told Jake Tapper. It's classified, I haven't seen it.

On Sunday, lawmakers praised Mueller's impartiality and expressed confidence that he would be able to conduct a full, wide-ranging investigation.

Sen. Graham was correct.

If Rosenstein is fired in the wake of this GOP memo, I would be shocked if Mueller lasted for much longer. Another bill, proposed by Sen. The messages also contained what Republicans believe to be indications that Strzok, who once served on Mueller's team, doubted the validity of the investigation from the beginning, as well as a pro-Hillary Clinton leanings within the DOJ. "You have to judge a person on the outcome, and in this case, Donald Trump has done nothing but cooperate with the special counsel".

Graham was among a group of both Republican and Democratic senators last summer to introduce legislation seeking to block Trump from firing Mueller.

"Fake news. Fake news".

Trump, in brief remarks as he entered the conference hall at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, dismissed the story in what has become his characteristic fashion.

  • Leroy Wright