Since the report, legislation has been introduced in the Senate to prevent Trump from firing Mueller except for "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, or conflict of interest". The pair were involved in the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email as secretary of state and also were part of the early stages of Mueller's probe.
Trump reportedly directed White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, but backed off after McGahn threatened to quit over the order. There is no obstruction whatsoever. "As a matter of fact, I think Mr. Mueller is the flawless guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will".
The number of voluntary interviews includes eight people from the White House counsel's office.
According to sources, the special counsel has asked other witnesses about whether Trump has tried to obstruct justice by, for instance, firing Comey, who previously headed the Russian Federation investigation as FBI Director.
Georgetown Law professor Michael Seidman offered a theory as to why the Mueller story is surfacing all these months later. These included Mueller's relationship with James Comey, who succeeded Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director until Trump fired him in May, and Mueller's resignation from one of Trump's golf clubs over a fee dispute in 2011, other people said.
That reaction is nearly universally negative, as we learned when rumours of Mueller's ouster first surfaced last summer.
But in Seidman's view, there's little reason to think that Mueller is any safer today. It was Trump who later fired Comey as head of the FBI, because he thought Comey's firing would make the Russian Federation investigation go away.
And sometime in the not-too-distant future, Trump will have to sit down in front of Mueller and try to explain all of this. "I think he's going to feel he has to feel one way or another he has to get rid of him". But Republicans were quick to dismiss the report, pointing out that Mueller had not actually been fired.
If President Bill Clinton's lie under oath about his affair with Monica Lewinsky (which was not the topic that independent counsel Kenneth Starr was originally charged with investigating) was grounds for impeachment, would a Trump lie under oath regarding any aspect of the Russian Federation investigation, including potential acts of obstruction of justice, also be grounds?
Several congressional committees have been reviewing text messages and have been slowly releasing them. "And that's where the crisis comes", said Seidman. "Typical New York Times fake stories", Trump retorted dismissively when asked about it by reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
At a hearing in late September, a majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee appeared to be on board with advancing legislation to add job protections for Mueller and future special counsels, despite concerns about the constitutionality of such measures.
Former Spartan athletes are among the more than 150 women and girls who have spoken over the last week at Nassar's sentencing . The police recommended criminal charges against Nassar, but the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office dismissed the case.
This quake was measured a 7.9 magnitude on the Richter magnitude scale. "I figured I'd probably just better play it safe". Residents along B.C.'s coast were woken up in the middle of the night by warning sirens shortly after the quake hit.
Before that, Zafar was a content vice president at Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader division, according to his LinkedIn profile . Department of Justice fined the company $450 million as part of an antitrust lawsuit that involved five major publishers.
In 1998 she was quoted as saying: "I don't want to be a half-dead wreck when I leave politics". "Then there's another way". Investors are bracing for the outcome, with the euro forecast to drop if the SPD bows out.
The Jamuriate hospital, the nearest to the scene, was overwhelmed, with many people lying in corridors waiting to be treated. The force of the blast shattered windows of surrounding buildings while causing few low-rise structures to collapse.
This morning Mary Lou McDonald officially became the next President of Sinn Fein , she officially takes over on February 10th. Gerry Adams has been the president of the party since 1983 but in 2017, announced he would be resigning from his post.
Obviously this is the attitude we need to show in the next game [at home to Brighton and Hove Albion] - it's massive for us. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed as much after the match, stating: "Players were affected last week but that's no excuse".
Irrespective of whether you are playing at home or outside. "In these conditions, you will get out playing too many shots". Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli believes his side is still the best in the world when it comes to Test cricket.
'I get so much fan mail from Britons' - Donald Trump
As you can probably guess, not all Arsenal fans were too keen on the idea of Trump being associated with their football club. Perhaps it was a big story in Britain, perhaps it was a bit story in the UK. "I know the British people and understand them".
Victims of Marshall County High School shooting identified
Marshall County High had 1,300 students in the 2014-2015 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. There have been 13 school shootings - in California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Washington state and New Mexico - this year.
Microsoft unveils $200 Windows 10 laptops for schools
Microsoft also announced two analogous systems (at the same USA prices) from JP, its big partner in emerging economies. The company will roll out a new Chemistry update for Minecraft: Education Edition this spring.