December 18, 2017
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office.
Trump returned to the White House from Camp David and was asked if he was considering triggering the process to dismiss Mueller, who is investigating whether the president’s Republican campaign coordinated with Russian officials during last year’s election.
The president answered: ‘No, I’m not.’
It came after Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat, told a home state radio station on Friday that she had heard the president was going to remove Mueller before Christmas.
‘The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week,’ Speier said. ‘And on December 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller.’
This article was posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:32 am