Prominent SC politicians warn Trump not to fire Mueller, or else

Republican senators are warning US President Donald Trump against interfering in the Russia probe

Republican senators are warning US President Donald Trump against interfering in the Russia probe

White House attorney Ty Cobb released a statement Sunday night in response to speculation on both sides of the aisle that Robert Mueller may be next up on the chopping block, after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was sacked Friday.

"I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russian Federation collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier", Dowd told CNN in a statement, reacting to the news of McCabe's firing on Friday night by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sources tell the Daily Beast that Trump's angry tweets directed at the Mueller probe are no fluke - rather, they're part of Trump's desire to undermine the investigation's credibility. "It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign".

Trump dismissed Comey on the recommendation of Sessions and Rosenstein regarding Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.

Mr Trump insists that his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation, and his legal team, namely lawyer Ty Cobb, has counselled the president to co-operate with Mr Mueller.

While Trump tried to make the investigation a partisan issue on Twitter, Graham said he isn't the only Republican who is supporting Mueller's investigation.

Trump followed this Sunday morning with another tweet more directly condemning Mueller's team.

Mueller is a Republican who has served under presidents of both parties.

Mr Trump's attacks raised new concerns among members of Congress that he could be seeking to orchestrate Mr Mueller's firing.

On Sunday, Senator Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, a key Trump supporter, told CNN that Mueller "needs to be able to do his job without interference".

In his memos, Comey alleged that Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a claim that Trump has categorically denied, dismissing all the allegations as "lies".

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Another bill, the "Special Counsel Independence Protection Act", was introduced by Graham and Democratic Sen.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump's actions, including Comey's ouster, constitute obstruction of justice.

Also on Sunday, Trump tweeted, "Why does the Mueller team have 13 ... Another Dem recently added", Trump said.

However, there are strong signals that the special counsel and his team of 17 prosecutors have more work ahead of them.

Framed in that way, Gowdy again said if there is no collusion, Trump should embrace an investigation.

Dowd told CNN he was speaking on his own behalf, although he had earlier told the Daily Beast, which first reported the statement, that he was speaking on behalf of the President.

"Any attempt by the President to obstruct or remove the special counsel would create a constitutional crisis and represent an attack on the core American principle that nobody, including the President of the United States, is above the law", he said. Any dismissal would have to be carried out by Rod Rosenstein, the Trump-appointed deputy attorney general who has publicly expressed support for Mueller. "If there are any Mike Pence supporters watching this, I cannot promise that he is going to come out of tonight's show looking great, but I can promise that I will say something nice about him before this piece is over".

Now that McCabe has lost his job and possibly a substantial portion of the pension accrued in more than two decades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he has little reason not to speak out, Bromwich said.

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also addressed Mueller's job status in a Twitter post on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton's book, 'What happened, ' which purported to explain her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential elections, became the best selling hardcover non-fiction book since 2012 when released in September, selling some 300,000 copies in the first week.

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