Trump may try to prosecute special counsel Mueller

Don Mc Gahn in New York City      Mary Altaffer  AP

Don Mc Gahn in New York City Mary Altaffer AP

They point to a recent New York Times report that Trump ordered Mueller fired last June, but backed off after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he sees no need to act to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation - and declined to say how Republicans would react if President Donald Trump tries to fire Mueller.

On the one hand, Trump is telling some in the White House that he expects Mueller to clear him in the coming days.

Corallo may have quit over concerns that others on the campaign team were looking for dirt on Mueller that would have exposed a conflict of interest for the top investigator and crippled the Russian Federation probe, sources told ABC.

The idea to potentially prosecute Mueller is said to be one arrow in the Trump team's quiver that could be used to discredit the investigation and its leadership, along with that of the FBI-without having to take official moves aimed directly at the investigation itself, according to the report.

"Here's how it would work: 'We're sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won't be able to run the federal grand jury today because he has to go testify to another federal grand jury, '" said one Trump adviser.

U.S. should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE is reportedly seeking to interview the former top spokesman for the Trump campaign's legal team.

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