Over the past several weeks, there have been growing concerns by some Republicans and members of Trump’s staff about the biased and unethical dealings of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators. There have been emails sent by members of Mueller’s team that show their extreme bias against President Donald Trump. Many also believe that Mueller’s involvement in the Russia investigation is a conflict of interest and should have recused himself.
Amidst rumors that President Trump was ready to fire Mueller, on Sunday, Trump said he was not planning on firing Mueller.
(Fox News) – President Trump said Sunday night that he has no plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, dispelling a “rumor” that he intends to get rid of Mueller in an apparent attempt to end the Justice Department’s Russia collusion probe.
“No, I don’t,” Trump told reporters who asked upon his return from presidential retreat Camp David whether he intends to fire Mueller.
The latest speculation started after Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said in a local TV interview Friday that “the rumor on the Hill” was Trump was going to fire Mueller at the end of this week, after members leave Washington for Christmas break.
Mueller was appointed earlier this year as a Justice Department special counsel to determine whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow to influence the outcome of the 2016 White House race…
Democrats were already preparing to take action if Trump did fire Mueller. They were ready to accuse Trump of firing Mueller to protect himself, which in their minds would be enough to charge him with obstruction of justice. Even though Mueller had once indicated he would likely wrap up the investigation by the end of November, it appears now that it will continue into 2018.