Trump denies he plans to fire Robert Mueller


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has denied he is planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Tensions have been rising between the White House and Mr Mueller’s probe.
A lawyer for Trump’s presidential transition group said thousands of emails had been unlawfully obtained by Mr Mueller’s team. Responding to questions over the legal row, Mr Trump said it was “not looking good” and his people were “very upset”.
“I can’t imagine there’s anything on them, frankly, because, as we said, there’s no collusion,” he said, while returning from a weekend trip to Camp David. His administration has denied working with Russia in the 2016 election and Mr Trump has labelled the investigation “a witch hunt”.
Responding to a media question on the White House lawn on whether he was considering firing Mr Mueller amid his criticism, Mr Trump responded “No, I’m not.”
Several Democratic lawmakers had expressed concern, and on Friday the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, said he feared Republican members wanted to shut the probe down.
Several former members of Mr Trump’s campaign team are facing charges as part of the investigation.


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