Another White House Official Denies Trump Wanted To Axe Mueller

Another White House Official Denies Trump Wanted To Axe Mueller

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short says he's skeptical that President Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller previous year, saying at no time did the president "intimate that" to Short or any of his colleagues.

"It's pretty clear to me that everybody in the White House knows it'd be the end of President Trump's presidency if he fired Mr. Mueller", Graham said.

"I don't think there's a need for legislation right now to protect Mueller", McCarthy said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

The rare bipartisan move brings the focus, at least momentarily, back to the initial subject of several different congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and whether Trump's campaign was involved. "He's being accused of something he didn't do". But while grassley said he is open to this bill or a bill protecting Mueller, he also said he is encourage that the president appears to be cooperating with the counsel.

"It is easy to see where this would be an element or component to consider as part of an obstruction mosaic", Frenkel said.

"I'm looking forward to it, actually", Trump said when asked by reporters.

'Fake news, folks, ' the president said. Since then, Mueller has indicted or secured guilty pleas from four former Trump insiders for a variety of crimes.

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Marc Short, White House Legislative Affairs director, said on "Fox News Sunday": "I know that the president's been frustrated by this investigation".

Trump's possible ire toward Rosenstein follows news that the president allegedly ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired last June. "The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller's investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded", Schumer said. If (as even Trump lawyer John Dowd) McGahn told the President that Flynn may misled the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then I very much doubt that Spicer's account-that McGahn told the president there was no legal problem-is accurate.

"I faced great pressure because of Russia", America's president told the Russians. Among the conflicts raised at the time included an allegation that Mueller had a dispute over membership fees at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia before resigning as a member in 2011.

Tillis spokesman Daniel Keylin said some members have raised constitutionality concerns about the bills, and they now do not have the support needed to move them through Congress. Keylin said Friday that the talk about removing Mueller since last August when the measures were introduced have "completely come to a halt" as the President's team has shown signs of cooperation with the special counsel. I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. Sessions had no choice in removing himself, but the panicked president began planning to dispose of his attorney general. A similar measure was introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) around the same time.

Imagine that. Beneath the blizzard of news headlines pounding ceaselessly at our nerves, this last week we discovered a Republican loyalist willing to sacrifice his political standing over a higher principle.

Princeton historian Julian Zelizer said Trump comes into the State of the Union with "two great assets:" A "roaring economy" and Republican majorities in the House and Senate that have largely stood with him even in times of trouble.

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