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Trump’s Push to Fire Mueller Heightens Political, Not Legal, Risk

  • Legal experts say Trump’s approach not necessarily obstruction
  • Senator Graham warned dismissal would ‘end’ Trump’s presidency
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Trump Is Said to Have Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year

Donald Trump is facing a potentially awkward interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller: A topic hovering over the encounter is likely to be the disclosure the president was considering firing Mueller as he probed Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump’s desire to dismiss Mueller last June, confirmed by three people familiar with the matter, highlights new political problems for the president but probably won’t increase his risk of being charged with obstruction of justice, according to legal specialists.