White House: Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller

WASHINGTON D.C.- MARCH 20 A person walks by as the sun rises near The United States Capitol Building

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had convened the grand jury earlier this summer.

"Why are we engaging in hypotheticals?" asked Ms. Conway.

Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Conway says the White House has made clear it will cooperate with Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Asked about the president's travel announcement, Mayor de Blasio said he wasn't too anxious about security concerns, and basically thanked the president for not coming here more often. "The entire Russian Federation investigation is a hypothetical".

Mueller was appointed in May to oversee the probe into Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 election, including whether the Trump campaign colluded with the country.

"No one can take away the president's popularity in West Virginia", the ABC host said, adding that we'll see what happens in the Mueller investigation.


A Trump friend said in June that he was considering doing so, and the president admitted he fired former FBI Director James Comey in part based on his dissatisfaction with the investigation.

Back in June, Donald Trump was still treating the Russian Federation investigation like just another defamation suit, one of a countless number of lawsuits that Trump has been involved in over the years.

Mueller reportedly convened a grand jury for his investigation. Thom Tillis and Chris Coons - introduced legislation to allow special counsels to seek legal recourse if they are dismissed.

Mr. Tillis said the bill is needed to "improve the reputation of independence for the Justice Department" by taking "any sort of precipitous removal" off the table while insisting that "we don't have any specific evidence to suggest that the president is going to do that". "Talking about how Bob Mueller is giving to Democrats". "This is policy that lives beyond this administration incidentally, and it's important policy, I think, going forward".

With President Donald Trump having said recently that Mueller would cross a "red line" if the special counsel started investigating his and his family's finances and reports that Mueller is now looking into financial records, host George Stephanopoulos pressed Conway on the subject. "And I believe, if they had reached out to Don McGahn, the campaign attorney, now the White House counsel, he would have told them that".

"Let's talk about telling the truth", Conway snapped.

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