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Here’s the Chain Reaction Trump Could Set Off by Trying to Fire Mueller

  • Warning on Russia investigation renews speculation of firing
  • Dismissing Mueller ‘not politically survivable,’ Democrat says
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Why Robert Mueller Is the Perfect Man for the Job

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President Donald Trump’s interview with the New York Times on Wednesday has stirred speculation he may consider firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller for investigating Trump’s business dealings as part of the Russia probe.

But Trump can’t fire Mueller directly, according to the law that authorizes Mueller’s probe. If he tried, he could set off a chain-reaction that would throw the Justice Department into upheaval.