The big story over the weekend was fueled by rumor, speculation, and a series of tweets by the President of the United States. The story: Trump planning to fire Special Counselor Robert Mueller.
In an attempt to stop the rumors from growing into a problem, an attorney for President Trump said the president “is not considering or discussing” firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller,” read the statement from Ty Cobb.
Cobb’s remarks came one day after Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to “bring an end” to the Mueller inquiry.
On Saturday evening, hours after Dowd’s statement, Trump tweeted: “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!”