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GOP Sen. Grassley: It Would Be ‘Suicide’ For Trump to Fire Mueller

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, thinks that the idea of President Donald Trump firing special counsel Robert Mueller is not so great.

Speaking with Dagen McDowell on Mornings with Maria Tuesday, the Iowa Senator gave an unwavering vote of confidence to the special counsel. He also called for Trump to get rid of any thoughts he has of dismissing Mueller — a possibility which the president left open on Monday following the FBI raid on his attorney, Michael Cohen.

“[I]t would be suicide for the president…to talk about firing Mueller,” Grassley said. “The less the president says on this whole thing, the better off he would be. The stronger his presidency would be.”

Grassley also put a word in for beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and said that Trump should — as with Mueller — curb any impulse he has about firing him.

“I think Jeff Sessions is doing a good job — even though on some issues I very dramatically disagree with him,” Grassley said. He added, “The president shouldn’t be overburdening Congress with finding a new attorney general and going through that.”

Watch above, via Fox Business.

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