Trump denies reports of his intentions to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

US President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that he does not intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller amid the reports claiming that Mueller’s team accessed thousands of emails of Trump’s transition team. "I can't imagine there's anything on (the emails), frankly, because as we said, there's no collusion. No collusion whatsoever,” said Trump.
Trump and Putin. Investigation into collusion continues. Photo Credit: Reuters/Israel News Company

US President Donald Trump said that he does not intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller when asked about the issue by reporters on Sunday night. However, he stressed that his “people are very upset” after an Axios report claimed Mueller’s team accessed thousands of emails of Trump’s presidential transition team.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, denied the allegations that the emails were obtained unlawfully. “When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation,” Carr said in a statement to The Hill website, “we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process.”

"I can't imagine there's anything on (the emails), frankly, because as we said, there's no collusion. No collusion whatsoever," Trump told reporters. "But a lot of lawyers thought that was pretty sad."

The investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues as US intelligence agencies are still examining whether there was collusion between the US president’s team and Russian officials. Both Trump and Russia have denied the allegations.



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