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Trump: 'No, I'm not' firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

Trump: 'No, I'm not' firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel.

“No — no, I’m not,” Trump said on Sunday as he returned to the White House from Camp David, when reporters asked if he was considering ousting Mueller, as some conservatives have urged.

Earlier, the White House sought to tamp down speculation Trump would move directly against the special counsel, even as a senior Cabinet official noted the president had the authority to remove Mueller if he wished.

The president spoke as a new contretemps...

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