Mueller protests: 300000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

Mueller protests: 300000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

Mueller protests: 300000 vow to march if Trump fires special counsel

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to shield special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election meddling from potential political interference as President Donald Trump publicly fumes about the probe. Meantime, the special prosecutor is continuing to pursue its case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort - and that case, and the rest of the special counsel's work, would not end if Trump fires Mueller and/or Rosenstein.

The January publication of Michael Wolff's Fire & Fury caught the White House off guard, and the critiques levelled by former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other ex-officials left Trump enraged.

"We have been advised that the President certainly has the power to make that decision", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said of the possibility to remove Mr. Mueller.

Not so, said Peter M. Shane, a law professor at The Ohio State University.

Repeating the question, Mr. Trump danced around it, finally replying: "I fired (FBI Director James) Comey".

Right now, Mueller has to get approval for most actions from Rosenstein.

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".

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Hundreds of Vermonters say they're ready to mobilize if President Donald Trump tries to end the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. "Mueller is most conflicted of all... No Collusion, so they go insane!" according to the President.

A further 58 percent say they support Mueller looking into the most recent allegations that Trump's lawyer paid $130,000 in hush money to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star who alleges a 2006 affair with the president. "Current Department of Justice regulations forbid that". "Rosenstein could comply or refuse". "Make it clear that firing Mueller or interfering in his investigation crosses a red line".

The move backfired and triggered impeachment moves against Nixon by the House of Representatives and eventually led to his resignation.

As these were going within the proposition " the president's staff learned that the F.B.I. had transported out search unsuccessful at the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotelroom of Mr. Trump's private attorney, Michael D. Cohen, seizing files, opening a secure and carrying electronics. "I don't think he understands how vehemently people would respond". It was political pundit Doug Schoen, not a Ukrainian businessman, who asked me to do a short speech by phone (Skype), hosted by Doug, in Ukraine. I don't think it's under consideration, because of the kind of conversations I've had with people in the White House, ' he said.

The Times reported that in early December, Trump was furious over reports about a new round of subpoenas from Muller's office and told advisers the investigation needed to be ended.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to move forward with legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, a significant shift that comes amid growing pressure from Democrats.

For those keeping score at home, this is now the second documented time that we know Trump almost fired Mueller, after an incident in June where a White House counsel had to threaten to quit unless Trump back off.

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