GOP Senators Warn Trump Against Firing Mueller

NBC News reports:

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Fox Business Network Tuesday that he had “confidence” in the special counsel, and that “it would be suicide for the president to fire Mueller.”

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said he thought Trump was “too smart” to get rid of Mueller: “I think it would provoke some sort of reaction by Congress. I think he knows that,” Kennedy said today, adding that “the president can’t just fire Mr. Mueller. He’s got to direct Mr. Rosenstein to fire him, and I don’t think Mr. Rosenstein would do it.”

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said it would be “inappropriate” for Trump to dismiss either Mueller or Rosenstein. “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.”

And Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also said Tuesday that he didn’t think Trump was likely to dismiss either man because he knew “it would be the beginning of the end of his presidency.”