McConnell Sees No Need to Protect Mueller From President Trump

Watch Trump deny wanting to fire Mueller

Watch Trump deny wanting to fire Mueller

Donald Trump has considered asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the president, his former aides and Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Corallo's departure in July came amid media reports that Trump's legal team was reorganizing and considering ways to limit Mueller's probe.

Trump apparently retreated from his plan to sack Mueller only when White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to resign, warning Trump that the firing would be catastrophic for his presidency.

Corallo was also deeply disturbed by what he viewed as a false statement dictated by president from Air Force One about his son's Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and her associates, the source said.

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On January 31, Putin said the IOC's decision to ban Russia from the Olympics amounted to an "outside attack" on Russian sports. They would compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" - with no use of the Russian flag or national anthem permitted.

On the heels of the bombshell revelation that Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller shortly after his appointment, and Trump's successful campaign to purge the Federal Bureau of Investigation of another high-ranking official, Trump is reportedly considering another way to get to Mueller.

Corallo did not want to engage in or be associated with White House attacks on Mueller and top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The 1999 law governing special counsels says that one may be fired only "for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause".

Trump has denied the notion that his campaign colluded with Moscow, and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser, and George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, have pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And this order followed Trump considering the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Whether a GOP-controlled Congress will see credible articles of impeachment is unclear, even if Mueller's investigation concludes this all happened.

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