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Trump mulls firing US deputy attorney general to check Mueller

IANS  |  Washington 

US is considering firing Deputy Rod Rosenstein, people familiar with the discussions told The move gained urgency following the raid of the office of the President's

Such an action could potentially further Trump's goal in trying to put greater limits on probing the Russian collusion.

This comes in the aftermath of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's decision on Monday to raid the office of Michael Cohen, the President's and longtime confidant.

One of the President's options may include going as far as mulling General Jeff Sessions, the report said.

Trump has long been angry at top Justice Department officials, who he feels have not done enough to protect him from Mueller's ongoing probe.

However, the sources told that the raid could mark a tipping point that would prompt the to take more aggressive action against the

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 08:38 IST
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