Will President Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who many believe is out to connect the Trump/Russia dots where they may not be?
We now have an answer…
From The Hill:
President Trump said Sunday he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, amid concerns that the administration was trying to halt the investigation into Russian election meddling.
“No, I’m not,” Trump said after a reporter asked him if he was thinking about firing the special counsel.
His remark comes among mounting rumors that Trump was considering firing Mueller and attacks by Trump allies on the special counsel.
The president was also asked about a slew of Trump transition team emails obtained by Mueller as apart of the probe.
“Not looking good, it’s not looking good. It’s quite sad to see that. My people were very upset about it,” Trump said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2017
Fox News has more:
“When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman said.
Mueller’s investigators obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, a federal agency that stored the material, rather than request them from Trump’s still-existing transition group, Trump for America, Kory Langhofer, the general counsel for the transition group, said in a letter sent to two congressional committees.
Langhofer said in his letter to two congressional committees that the GSA had improperly provided the transition records to Mueller’s team, which he said has been “actively using” the emails. In the letter to the Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and the Senate Homeland Security committees, Langhofer contends that the disclosure by GSA was “unauthorized,” and it considers the documents private and privileged and not government property.
And there it is.
Mueller isn’t going anywhere.
Trump doesn’t need another headache from the left, which is exactly what he’ll get if he lets Mueller go. Right now, riding it out is the best option.