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Aides Reportedly Warned Trump Against Having Robert Mueller Fired

President Trump received pushback from several White House staffers after they learned he wanted Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired, several people with knowledge of the discussions told The New York Times. Mueller is heading the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Trump was told he would make a bad situation worse, with Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, and Don McGahn, White House counsel, especially concerned. Trump reportedly believes Mueller isn’t impartial because he is reportedly friendly with fired FBI Director James Comey, and is part of a “witch hunt” led by people who want him out of office. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has the power to fire Mueller, has said he won’t dismiss him without “good cause.

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