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Trump on Potentially Firing Mueller: We’ll See What Happens, ‘Many People Have Said’ I Should

After denouncing the Mueller probe after his lawyer’s office was raided, President Trump responded to a question about whether he would fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The FBI raided Michael Cohen’s Manhattan office and hotel room on Monday, seizing records, emails and documents — including records relating to Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, the porn star claiming she had an affair with Trump.

And after a briefing from Senior Military Leadership on Monday night, Trump took a number of questions from reporters, and started by blasting the raid on his lawyer as a “witch hunt.”

“It’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “It’s frankly a real disgrace. It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”

The president also responded to a question about whether he would fire Mueller, charged with investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia.

Trump said:

“I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. We’ll see what happens, but I think it’s really a sad situation when you look at what happens. And many people have said you should fire him. Again, they found nothing. And in finding nothing, that’s a big statement. If you know the person who’s in charge of the investigation, you know all about that––Deputy Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, he wrote the letter, very critical, of Comey…”

Trump went on to say he “did the right thing” by firing Comey, making a point of bringing up Rosenstein again.

He again denounced the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt,” saying again “we’ll see what happens.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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