President Trump and some of his lawyers are actively looking at ways to undermine, discredit, or fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election, including compiling a list of potential conflicts of interest that might be used to force out Mueller, The New York Times and The Washington Post report. The effort has apparently ramped up as Mueller begins digging into Trump’s financial history, and Trump is reportedly especially concerned that Mueller can access his tax returns. Trump has also been talking with aides and his legal team about his constitutional powers to pardon aides, family members, and maybe even himself, the Post reports.
Trump cannot define or constrain Mueller investigation. If he tries to do so this creates issues of constitutional and criminal dimension.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) July 21, 2017