When asked by a reporter whether he intends to fire Mueller, Trump promptly replied “No, I’m not”
President Donald Trump made this comment soon after returning to the White House from Camp David. It took place on the same day that John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican defended Mueller by saying that it “would be a mistake”.
After rumors of Trump planning to fire Mueller on December 22, the president’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, has strongly denied the claim.
Several Republican lawmakers had their level of criticism raised regarding Mueller, as well as the staff working on the investigation. Even Donald Trump tweeted that the FBI’s reputation is “in tatters.”
“The public trust in this whole thing is gone,” Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said December 13
Cornyn mentioned that he trusts Mueller. Even so, he teamed up with his Republican colleagues and casted doubt on the integrity of this investigation, mentioning that Mueller should “eliminate” team members who had supported the Democrats or were critical of Trump.
“I would just think he would be concerned about the appearance of conflicts of interest that would undermine the integrity of the investigation,” Cornyn said.