Trump denies report he tried to fire special counsel Mueller

President Donald Trump seen here on March 11

"As I've said before, if he tried to [fire Mueller], that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency because we're a rule of law nation", Graham said on CNN in March.

Cohen, a longtime confidant and Trump Organization lawyer for a decade, did not respond to requests for comment.

As the investigation has worn on, Trump has repeatedly called it a "witch hunt". Some outlets report that Trump is considering firing deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counsel past year.

"The prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at the Department of Justice here in DC, the Brooklyn prosecutors, the prosecutors at the Southern District of NY, and all those Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, they understand that their oath is to the Constitution", he said.

The president also reportedly considered firing Rosenstein last summer around the same time that he considered firing Mueller.

However, "it is unknown whether Cohen taped conversations between himself" and President Donald Trump, the Post reported. Legal experts, Democrats and some Republicans have said it could prompt a constitutional crisis. Trump asked, repeating a reporter's question.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on the Fox Business Network on Tuesday that he had "confidence" in the special counsel and that "it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller".

"Trump could keep firing people down the chain of command until he found someone willing to fire Mueller", Kent said. Rosenstein wrote the memo justifying Comey's dismissal.

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Trump could also fire Rosenstein, for no reason at all, as a member of the executive branch. Over the past few months, the special counsel's office has issued indictments for several Trump campaign associates, as well as White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, for various charges, including lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their ties with Russian officials.

A source close to Rosenstein noted, however, that the two men are not friends.

Rosenstein was at the White House Thursday, but officials said the meeting related to a separate matter. The president was asked why he won't fire Mueller, whose office referred the case involving Cohen to federal prosecutors in NY.

Mueller's team has reportedly been finalizing a report on whether Trump committed obstruction of justice that was scheduled to be released by the summer. What if Trump does make a dramatic move against Mueller, either directly or via the removal of Rosenstein?

"Big show tonight on @seanhannity!" "9:00 P.M. on @FoxNews". Trump's ethos, ever since he was first sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination in 1973, has been about cutting corners.

Thirty minutes into the television program that Trump promoted on Wednesday, attorney Joseph DiGenova - who almost joined Trump's legal team before withdrawing because of conflicts - barked his instructions.

Cobb's one-word reply adopted an earlier NBC report claiming, "Mueller's office and President Donald Trump's licensed group are literally persevering with with strategies that presume a presidential interview will doable not occur as part of the Russian Federation investigation". He has not supervised Mueller.

"The result would not be good for the American people, the Republican Party or the president", he added.

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