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Trump aide: No discussion in White House about firing Mueller

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short in an interview on Sunday pushed back on speculation that President Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. 

“There’s no conversation about that in the White House whatsoever,” Short told NBC News’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” 

“You guys keep bringing that up. We’ve continued to cooperate in every single possible way in that investigation,” he continued. 

{mosads}Short’s comments come after reports surfaced on Saturday that Mueller’s team was in possession of tens of thousands of emails from the transition team, including messages from Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, as well as other members of the transition’s political leadership and foreign policy team.

Trump transition team lawyer Kory Langhofer said on Saturday that Mueller obtained the emails illegally. 

A spokesman for the special counsel pushed back on Langhofer’s claim in a statement to The Hill. 

“When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” Peter Carr said. 

Republicans ripped into Mueller’s team last week after a slew of text messages showing an anti-Trump bias from FBI officials who previously served on Mueller’s team surfaced from the 2016 presidential campaign. 

The two officials are no longer on Mueller’s team. 


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