Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week reportedly told President Trump that he is not the target of a probe involving his personal attorney, Michael Cohen. But that hasn't stopped thousands of people across the country from planning protests in the event that the president does choose to give Mueller and Rosenstein the boot from the Russian investigation.
His legal team argued that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's order appointing Mueller was overly broad and violated Justice Department rules on the naming of special counsels, and that Mueller has overstepped his authority.
Another source told the news agency that Trump did not want to do anything that could lengthen the investigation. The FBI raided Cohen's office, house and hotel room earlier this month.
Court papers filed after the raid revealed that the US attorney's office in the Southern District of NY has been investigating Cohen for months, following a referral from Mueller.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters last week that Trump believes he has the power to fire Mueller.
Democrats claim that much like #ReleaseTheMemo debacle, their real aim is to undermine Mueller - in this case by providing the justification for getting rid of Rosenstein and replacing him with a deputy AG willing to rein in the special counsel.
Mueller is investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
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Haley's statement Tuesday evening suggested she was in sync with the administration's plans during her Sunday show appearances. There has been no official confirmation U.S. and Russian troops clashed directly in Syria.
Mr. Rosenstein's message may have been based on a technicality. Trump may not officially be a target, but Mueller hasn't ruled out making him one at some point in the future, according to a USA official with knowledge of the unfolding investigation.
Nunes has already threatened to impeach both Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray over their failure to release various documents, telling Fox News last week, "I can tell you that we're not going to just hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and impeach".
"We simply do not have sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime related to Prince's death".
On Monday, a federal judge ordered attorneys representing Cohen and the Manhattan US attorney's office to each put forward four nominees for special master, an independent lawyer tasked with sorting through seized communications and sorting out those that are privileged.
Trump's anger at the probe has intensified, with him musing publicly and privately in recent weeks about firing Mueller and Rosenstein.
"Investigators will naturally look at those things", he said.
President Donald Trump has appeared to back off of two key figures in the Russian Federation investigation, for now. Trump was speaking in a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.