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White House: Trump 'Not Discussing' Firing Mueller

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    Special Counsel's Russia Investigation Gets Grand Jury

    President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in West Virginia Thursday night as The Wall Street Journal reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled grand jury as part of the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Grand juries are used to subpoena witnesses and records and to present evidence, and do not suggest any criminal charges are near or will necessarily be sought, The Associated Press reported. (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is "not discussing" firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Conway says the White House has made clear it will cooperate with Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    The Associated Press reported last week that Mueller was now using a grand jury in Washington as part of that probe.

    Conway says Trump believes the Russia investigation is a "complete false and fabricated lie." But she says the president "has not even discussed" nor is "discussing" firing Mueller.

    Trump: Military 'Ready if Necessary' to Respond to N. Korea

    [NATL] Trump Says Military is 'Ready if Necessary' to Respond to N. Korea

    Moments after the White House sent a letter to North Korea canceling a planned U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, President Donald Trump said the United States military was ready to respond to "foolish or reckless acts" from North Korea, claiming that South Korea and Japan will pay for the cost.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    Senators introduced bipartisan bills last week creating judicial review procedures that could shield Mueller from firing by Trump.