He believes he is above the law, ignores the emoluments clause, makes growing enemies lists, has an obsession with leaks, wants to toss offending reporters in prison, has White House spokesmen with little credibility, has his own jargon for lying (Nixon: "inoperable" statements; Trump: "alternative facts"), leaking false and manufactured information to the media during the campaign, and they even share a dirty trickster in Robert Stone. On Monday, speculation was stoked that Trump was considering terminating Mueller, after a confidante of the president suggested it was under consideration.
Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.
High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.
Ruddy, who had been at the White House Monday, told PBS' Judy Woodruff that "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".
Of course the man leading that movement - US president Donald Trump - continues to produce head-scratching responses to the scandal. Look who he is hiring.
Last month, Gingrich had tweeted: "Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel". Trump has suggested there might be tapes of his encounters with Comey; Comey said last week that "lordy" he hopes there are. During an NBC interview days later, Trump admitted that his frustration over the ongoing Russian Federation probe played a role in his decision to fire Comey.
If Republicans were to state right now that firing Mueller is a red line for them, it would require an acknowledgment that this whole "Trump as naif" narrative is just nonsense - that the problem is not that Trump needs to learn the rules, but rather that he does not believe the rules should apply to him.
Meanwhile, a chorus of Trump supporters, from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to commentator Ann Coulter, is assailing Mueller's independence.
He is planning to interview two top US intelligence officials about whether Trump sought their help to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off a related probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to three people familiar with the inquiry.
McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit
Niebrugge, Talor Gooch and Kevin Dougherty, who each played at Oklahoma State, were grouped together in the first two rounds. But the second-ranked player in the world still has a lot of ground to make up at Erin Hills.
76ers and Celtics agree to deal for No 1 pick
The Pacers have made clear that Paul George isn't on the block at this point, and it'd take more than the pick just to get him. However, none of them are notably better than the other and one of them will be available at No. 4 overall draft pick.
USOpen: Four-way tie at Erin Hills
That's two Brits and two Americans, and no one you'd recognize if you saw them in the Tally Ho Pub & Grill a mile from Erin Hills. Meanwhile, Leishman had raced up the leaderboard through his opening 10 holes before a double bogey at the par-4 12th.
At least 30 confirmed dead following London tower fire
The cause of the Grenfell Tower fire is still unclear, but residents have been claiming since 2009 that the building was unsafe. A lawyer for the family told CNN that Trevisan spoke with her parents before she died, telling them: "I am going to heaven".
Fowler eager to get job done at US Open
And Scotland's Martin Laird is putting together a solid tournament with nine birdies and nine bogeys in his opening three rounds. That was the kind of day it was and the kind of Open it is, as scores are unprecedentedly low and everyone seems fearless.
Cavaliers season ends with Game 5 loss to Warriors
Lue makes a valid point, as his team played well in games 3-5 in the series. "They assembled a great team", James said. At the very least, the near-win gave Cleveland some life. "I think I answered that I wouldn't go.
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
May on Friday announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Prime Minister also said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.
Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP
May reportedly took full responsibility for the result but vowed to lead the Tories through the term if MPs backed her. But the prospect of a deal has prompted warnings that it could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace.