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Trump tried to fire Mueller. So what?

Trump tried to fire Mueller. So what?”

Collins on Sunday, Jan. 28, said President Donald Trump would be "best served" by keeping a public silence on an independent investigation into his 2016 campaign's contacts with Russian Federation in the wake of news reports of attempted presidential interference and urged special counsel Robert Mueller to review whether Trump tried to fire him.

In an interview on NBC News' the California Republican said he has confidence in Mueller. But right now there is not an issue. "So why create one when there isn't a place for it?"

Graham, who has supported Trump throughout his first year in office, added that the special counsel should probe whether Trump attempted to fire him and the reasons behind former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's firing.

Trump reportedly backed off when White House Counsel Donald McGahn threatened to resign, evoking for some observers memories of the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre, when President Richard Nixon ordered the firing of the Watergate special prosecutor, setting off a cascade of resignations of top White House officials, including the attorney general and deputy attorney general. Collins said Sunday she understood the episode to be Trump having a "bad idea".

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Wray, the F.B.I. director, raised concerns about a forthcoming inspector general report examining the actions of Mr. In December, Trump tweeted "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits".

"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. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on ABC's "This Week", adding that "Mr. Mueller is the ideal guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will".

"I've got legislation protecting Mr. Mueller, and I'd be glad to pass it tomorrow", Graham told the ABC News "This Week" program.

"I want my government to be fair and open and what I'm seeing raises questions", he said.

Democrats, on the other hand, say the threat is real and pressing.

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Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov dismissed the Dutch reports on Friday, denouncing them as unreliable. Cozy Bear has been widely blamed for meddling in the 2016 USA elections won by now President Donald Trump.

"You're talking about lying to the American people, and I think that is something that Bob Mueller should look at", added Starr, who previously predicted indictments in Mueller's investigation prior to such indictments being issued.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D.

The difference is when to do so. Graham's version was crafted with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker-that calls for a panel to approve any call to fire Mueller. An approach drafted by Sens. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, the Judiciary Committee chairman, said Friday that the two bills would have to be reconciled before his committee could proceed, but suggested that the measures were not on a fast track. "But I think the president generally is on the side of transparency", Short said on "Fox News Sunday".

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Democrats said they were heartened Thursday by Trump's support, while Republicans were more cautious. However, the President tweeted that "if there is no Wall, there is no DACA".



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