President Trump said Sunday he’s not planning on firing special counsel Robert Mueller after his campaign sent a letter to Congress alleging investigators violated transition members’ Fourth Amendment rights.
“No, I’m not,” Trump said when asked if he plans to fire Mueller as he arrived back at the White House from Camp David.
Speculation is once again rife that Trump will set off a firestorm by dismissing Mueller, appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
The letter from a Trump campaign lawyer apparently fell on deaf ears in Congress.
An aide to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy wrote in a statement earlier Sunday that the question of whether the investigators went too far is something to be settled by the courts, not Congress.
Many former Obama administration officials who were involved in the transition said the government is the owner of all emails sent during the transition period and the members of the Trump transition team do not need to be consulted on their release to investigators.
Trump told reporters he believed investigators won't find anything in those emails.
“Not looking good. It’s not looking good. It’s quite sad to see that. My people are very upset about it," he said when asked if the emails were improperly taken. "I can’t imagine there’s anything on ‘em, frankly, because as we said, there’s no collusion. There’s no collusion whatsoever. A lot of lawyers thought that was pretty sad.”