Donald Trump 'wanted to fire Robert Mueller but backed off' - report

Donald Trump 'wanted to fire Robert Mueller but backed off' - report

But the form of an interview with the president needs to be negotiated-whether it is face-to-face, or in writing, or a mix-and Trump told reporters he would listen to his lawyers' advice on how to proceed.

"Fake news, folks, fake news. They're foaming at the mouth, they completely lost it". Later that day, Ruddy told PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff that Trump was "considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

Later during the segment, Hannity appeared to concede to The Times's earlier reporting.

On Friday, Ruddy took an odd victory lap. Democrats could be expected to express their outrage by offering proposals to reinstate Mueller and to remove Trump as president, on grounds that he had obstructed justice.

"If the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and Rod Rosenstein don't want it released, I probably want it released", says Hamilton.

It's a lawyer from outside of government named by the attorney general to take over an investigation that poses a conflict of interest for the Justice Department.

White House lawyers and press officials did not immediately respond to media requests for comments.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) insinuated the president is trying to "hide" criminal behavior.

The White House counsel who, according to a source, was among the staff who were against any notion of President Donald Trump's firing special counsel Robert Mueller last year stays mostly behind the scenes. The president also said Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for a law firm that previously represented the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

In doing so, the once-circumstantial evidence becomes quite direct. And there is a sea of difference between evidence based upon circumstance, innuendo and interpretation - and that which is direct and potentially contradictory.

If he is disciplined enough to pursue this approach, then he walks, skates and even break-dances his way into the clear - after all is said and done and the investigation concludes.

The Department of Justice declined to comment. We've all known people like this.

Let's not pretend, however, that the president will remain subdued for very long.

Both are believed to have agreed to cooperate in the Mueller investigation.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Acting attorney general Sally Yates warned McGahn that Flynn was potentially vulnerable to blackmail after lying about contacts with Russian officials. If he did not understand back in June why firing Mueller would be such a mistake, surely he gets it now. But the pressure in June to fire Mueller caused McGahn to tell others he would resign, and this time he packed up some of his belongings in boxes, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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