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Republicans warn Donald Trump against interference in Robert Mueller probe

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 March 2018, 15:22 IST

Republicans have warned President Donald Trump to not interfere in special counsel's investigation, which is headed by Robert Mueller's investigations. This warning followed Trump's attack on Mueller. 

In a tweet recently, calling Russia probe as a 'witch hunt', he said: "There had been no collusion between his team and Russia." He also added that the Democrats dominated the investigation. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that the ongoing investigation by Mueller must not be interfered by the US Prez.

Graham also warned the President of dismissal, if he continues to interfere. He said, " 
"If he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency, because we're a rule of law nation."

A Trump critic and Senator, Jeff Flake said that Trump's recent comment is hinting towards his preparation for firing of Mueller. In a recent statement to a popular news channel, Flake said, " "I don't know what the designs are on Mueller, but it seems to be building toward that, and I just hope it doesn't go there... We can't in Congress accept that."

Failing to understand the reason behind the White House taking the investigation seriously, he said, "I'm just puzzled by why the White House is going so hard at this, other than that they're very afraid of what might come out."

On Sunday, the White House lawyer, Ty Cobb said that speculation confirms that the President isn't considering firing of the Special Counsel.

Earlier the president fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and last year he did the same with former FBI director James Comey.

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First published: 19 March 2018, 15:22 IST
 
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