Trump Unlikely To Sit For Interview With Special Counsel Mueller After Cohen Raid
President Donald Trump is unlikely to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
People close to the matter told MSNBC that Trump was extremely angry about the FBI’s raids of Michael Cohen’s home, office and hotel.
Trump tweeted about working with Mueller on Thursday.
“I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!),” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.”
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I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!). I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2018
Rumors have swirled this week that Trump wants to fire Mueller and the Department of Justice deputy, Rod Rosenstein. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said earlier this week that Trump had the power to fire Mueller.
“He certainly believes he has the power to do so,” Sanders said. “We’ve been advised that the President certainly has the power to make that decision.”
The New York Times has reported that Trump expressed a desire to fire Mueller in December.
However, according to the code of federal regulations, only an Attorney General can fire a special counsel.
“The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies,” the code reads. “The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal.”
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