What can Mueller do if he finds evidence of criminality involving the president?
"It is up to the rest of us, and especially our elected representatives, to come to their defense and oppose any attempt by the President or others to improperly interfere in the Department's work", read a statement signed by more than 400 former officials who worked under current and previous administrations. Everything that's been asked of us we've provided. "But we do have some real concerns with some of the activities and some of the scope that the investigation has gone", she added.
Collins, however, indicated she might support the bill as a pointed warning to Trump not to fire senior Department of Justice officials with oversight of Mueller's investigation or otherwise meddle with his probe on possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" the president tweeted on Sunday.
Comey takes a swipe at Trump in plug for new book
He added: "I don't know whether any of this true, but this is what he said ". "It's possible", Comey said. Stephanopoulos also asked Comey whether Congress should take legal action against Trump.
And following an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen that Cohen's lawyer said came following a referral from Mueller, Trump told reporters, "I think it's a disgrace what's going on. It's an attack on what we all stand for", Trump said of the raid shortly after it took place, also stating that "Many people have said, 'You should fire [Mueller]'".
Huckabee Sanders herself also confirmed during a press briefing last week that the president "certainly believes he has the power" to fire Mueller, in a comment that prompted concern from Democrats.
"The President objects to the government's proposal to use a "taint team" of prosecutors from the very Office that is investigating this matter to conduct the initial privilege review of documents seized from the President's personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen", Hendon writes.