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18 Junio 2017, 02:23 | Crisanna Felipe
People close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised.
During a press conference on May 18, the day after Mueller was named special counsel, ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Trump if his appointment was the right move.
PresidentDonald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives.
Trump, according to The Times, has brought up the legal and political implications of firing Mueller, whom he thinks is "incapable of an impartial investigation".
Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counselRobert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.
Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he leaked information from memos he wrote describing his private conversations with Trump. In 1973, Nixon turned to the third-ranking Justice official, Solicitor General Robert Bork, who fired Cox in his capacity as acting attorney general.
If Mr Mueller's investigation touches on the president's business interests, including allegations of Russian financial entanglements, Weissmann would be the kind of experienced legal hand best suited for the job.
The Deputy Attorney General also said he would not follow any orders to fire special counselMueller unless there is a good reason and the orders are lawful. Mueller is a former FBI Director who unlike Trump understands how Washington, D.C works. A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him.
Since Comey's testimony last week made it clear that PresidentTrump may very well have obstructed justice by firing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, it has been Defcon 1 in Trump world.
Vega appeared to try and put the viewers' fears to rest when she explained that "PresidentTrump cannot directly fire Mueller himself, but he could instruct his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to do so".
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former NY homicide prosecutor and now is of counsel at the NY law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein offered assurances to lawmakers on Tuesday that he is exclusively responsible for Mueller's fate since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Can the President indeed fire the special counsel? But if it really came to this, Trump would probably veto any such effort, and Goldsmith added: "Action by statute against the president on the Mueller issue would likely require veto-proof super-majorities". Paul Rothstein of Georgetown University, who affirmed the legality of a hypothetical Mueller firing, but noted the "tremendous political repercussions".
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting, "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller".
It is, of course, very possible that the removal of Mueller would constitute a breaking point for congressional Republicans.
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