That's according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said Tuesday that Trump "certainly believes that he has the power" to fire Mueller.
Sanders says Trump believes that Mueller's probe has "gone too far" after federal agents raided the offices of the president's personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday. Acting with a search warrant, the raid was carried out at least in part based on a referral from Mueller's team to a federal prosecutor in New York.
Cornyn told reporters today, "I don't believe that's going to happen." The GOP whip says lawmakers are letting the White House know that firing Mueller "would be a mistake" as Trump fumes over the FBI raid of his personal attorney's home and office.
Cornyn says he expects Mueller will be able to finish his probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election, and that his dismissal would have consequences "that not even the president can anticipate.
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