White House: Trump 'not discussing' firing Mueller

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One, introduced by Sens. A bipartisan Congress has already passed the Russian Federation sanctions bill severely limiting the power of the president to lift the sanctions on his own.

She said Trump "has not even discussed" firing Mueller, who is leading the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. That bill came out of the Senate 97-1.

Speaking on ABC's "This Week", Conway says the White House has made clear it will cooperate with Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

He pointed Friday to the latest job report, which showed more than 200,000 new jobs in July and an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low.

"There is something called a veto override", said Coons. "It might be the same case with this, we don't know yet".

Trump's answer was clear, as he previewed a political strategy created to question Mueller's legitimacy, suggesting his investigation was a tool of the establishment that is still smarting from Hillary Clinton's election loss.

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, called the sanctions the most stringent on any country "in a generation". A senior official told South Korea's Yonhap news agency: "We will make our stance clear when things are determined".

It also said a grand jury in Washington, DC, is more convenient for Mueller and his 16 attorneys - they work just a few blocks from the U.S. federal courthouse where grand juries meet - than one that is far away in Virginia.

"He's not just doing the partisan playbook, but he's making it about the system in some ways going after him and going after what the voters wanted", said presidential historian Julian Zelizer, a professor at Princeton University. "It is in the hands of a skilled senior federal prosecutor like Bob Mueller and his significantly skilled team, [and] a federal grand jury is a powerful tool".

A grand jury based in Alexandria, Virginia, began issuing subpoenas in the Flynn case months ago.

"The special counsel is subject to the rules and regulations of the Department of Justice, and we don't engage in fishing expeditions", Mr. Rosenstein said on "Fox News Sunday". Trump has to take a lengthy pause before he was able to continue his speech.

Also, getting lost once again in the "Russia" panic, as we explained on yesterday's show, there is a good reason Bernie Sanders voted against the bill slapping sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran, as approved nearly unanimously in both chambers of Congress, and signed reluctantly by the President on Wednesday. The quote "you can indict a ham sandwich" comes to mind.

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