The president's renewed public anger at special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein was prompted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, who acknowledged paying $130,000 (U.S.) to Daniels, a porn actress, to buy her silence about an alleged affair with Trump.
"It's unclear what could happen to the bill if the committee sends it to the full Senate".
The raid carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the NY office of Trump's lawyer identified as Michael Cohen was described by the United States President as "disgraceful".
The two sides had been in continuing discussions about a possible meeting, but the surprise Monday searches of Cohen's law office and home have effectively put the talks on hold, said the two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. White House Counsel Don McGahn reportedly threatened to quit over the idea and the president backed off.
The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as soon as next week on bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday that would allow special counsels like Robert S. Mueller III to appeal their firing to a panel of judges and possibly be reinstated. If he disapproves of the execution of the law by subordinate Justice Department officers, he can remove them.
The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley, said this week it would be "suicide" for the president to try to fire Mueller. He has said in the past he wanted the two bills to be reconciled before the committee could consider it.
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' dispute with Depuity Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to de-escalate Wednesday after Nunes was given access to the document that kicked off the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
According to this view, Mr. Trump must convince Rod Rosenstein, the acting attorney general, to fire Mr. Mueller.
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This, too, is separate from the special counsel investigation - meaning the president's son-in-law, one of his closest advisers, will remain under investigation even if Trump fires Mueller and/or Rosenstein. "I think he'll be allowed to finish his job".
According to an earlier Times report, in June previous year, White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign after the president tried to order the special counsel's dismissal, claiming that Mueller had conflicts of interest.
"There would be a significant revolt in the Senate", he told Reuters.
On Wednesday, Trump lashed out at the "never ending and corrupt" investigation and decried the raid as "unthinkable".
"There's a need for (the bill)".
The president, in a rare show of discipline, had refrained from directly mentioning Mueller by name for months until his 17 March outburst. "I think it would be a massive mistake for the president to do anything to interfere with this investigation", said Corker, adding, "he knows most every Republican senator feels that way".
"If it did pass, would the president sign it? It's unlikely that he would", Cornyn told reporters.
Under the bill, only a senior official at the Department of Justice could fire the special counsel.
The office of the US attorney for the Southern District of NY oversees the investigation into Trump's lawyer and his payoffs to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump a decade before he became president.
Trump was disputing a New York Times report published Tuesday that said the President sought to fire Mueller in December following reports that Mueller was seeking Trump's financial records.