Mueller interviewed Facebook staffer who worked on Trump campaign, report says

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Mueller interviewed Facebook staffer who worked on Trump campaign, report says

A top lawyer for President Donald Trump reportedly threatened to quit as Trump sought to fire special counsel Robert Mueller amid an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a report from The New York Times.

Sen. Cory Booker said Friday that even a report of firing special counsel Robert Mueller creates problems for President Trump and the country as a whole.

The New York Times was first to report that Trump called for Mueller's ouster in June 2017.

"Any attempt by the president to interfere in special counsel Mueller's investigation is a red line".

FBI Director Christopher Wray, whom Trump selected to replace James Comey, threatened to resign after being pressured by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

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"We decline to comment out of respect for the Office of the Special Counsel and its process", White House lawyer Ty Cobb said.

Trump reiterated that there was no collusion with Russian Federation to help him win the election and suggested he is being investigated for obstruction of justice because he was "fighting back" against the investigation. It was that Robert Mueller had been up for the job of Federal Bureau of Investigation director, ultimately didn't get that job and then shortly thereafter became the special counsel.

In addition to the successful hacks of the Democratic National Committee's servers and the email account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta, the Russians launched a simultaneous attack on the U.S. public on social media. In newly released written responses to questions asked during a Congressional hearing in November, Facebook said, "We have seen only what appears to be insignificant overlap between the targeting and content used by the IRA and that used by the Trump campaign".

Meanwhile, Trump's legal team said Thursday that more than 20 White House employees have voluntarily talked to Mueller and his investigators.

Trump reportedly told McGahn that Mueller was biased against him, and gave three reasons: A 2011 membership fee dispute with Trump International Golf Course in Virginia; the fact that Mueller's former law firm also represented Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner (you'd think that was a plus), and finally, that around the time Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, he was under consideration for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director role (a role he'd previously held between 2001 and 2013). Thanks to some intrepid Republicans in Congress, America learned last week that the F.B.I.is harboring a "secret society" dedicated to destroying Mr. Trump. The President then backed off.

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SHAPIRO: You say the White House counsel pushed back on President Trump's justifications.

In the spirit of full transparency, and good reality show entertainment befitting our reality show star president, I think the Trump-Mueller meeting should shown on "The First 48" cable crime series, that sometimes follows Cleveland Police detectives as they interrogate crime suspects.

"I'm looking forward to it, actually", Trump said late Wednesday when asked by reporters at the White House. Does the President imagine that the job of the Attorney General is to protect the law, or to protect him?

The president has offered to be interviewed by Mueller under oath and has predicted he will be exonerated. You say, oh, I'm going to dismiss him.

The story of Trump's alleged effort to sack Mueller added just one more question.

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