Senate Judiciary to vote on bill to protect Mueller's job

Mueller's probe: It's deja vue all over again

On Monday, US President Donald Trump stated that he could dismiss Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating potential collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation.

Talks between President Trump's legal team and Special Counsel Robert Mueller have collapsed, according to NBC News, and so Russian Federation investigators are looking to move forward without a presidential interview. On Tuesday, Sanders said the White House had been advised that the president has the authority to fire Mueller.

Separately Thursday, the Trump Organization denied a story that a onetime Trump Tower doorman told the National Enquirer that Trump fathered a child with another woman while he was married and that top executives of the Trump Organization knew about it.

Before the Cohen raid, Mueller's investigators were aiming to have a report completed between May and July - three sources told NBC - though the schedule was dependent upon a Trump interview.

Trump's disdain for the excesses of the investigation has prompted speculation that the US president wants to fire Mueller and calls by Democrats in Congress for a law that would prevent Trump from doing so.

He has twice weighed firing Mueller ― first in June 2017 and again, the Times reported on Tuesday, last December.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said it would be "inappropriate" for Trump to dismiss either Mueller or Rosenstein. 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.

When asked if legislation to protect Mueller would pass, Scott said, "It will definitely pass without any question".

"I think that it would be perceived as political and I think a lot of Republicans would be concerned about that", Dershowitz told Slate.com.

Trump also went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions - whose decision to recuse himself set in motion events that led to the appointment of Mueller by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who is revealed to have permitted the raid after hearing from Mueller. Bob Corker, Republican-Tennessee. "I've shared with the president what a massive mistake it would be for him to do this".

A bipartisan group of senators put forward legislation on Wednesday to protect Mueller and his investigation, which the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider next week. Trump's outburst raised concerns among critics and lawmakers, including some in Trump's own Republican Party, that he might try to have Mueller removed. "I think he'll be allowed to finish his job". "We have a rule of law in this country and that's a principle we all uphold".

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