Trump's team is reportedly looking for ways to discredit Mueller as he widens the Russia investigation. Trump's maneuvers have once again raised the possibility that he could look to dismiss Mueller.
President Donald Trump has escalated his war against the Justice Department in recent days, placing his attorney general and the FBI's special counsel in his crosshairs as he becomes increasingly irritated by the expanding Russia investigation.
On Wednesday, Trump told The New York Times that he wouldn't have hired Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russia's election interference and whether his campaign team collaborated at all.
I think it's clear that he will not let this investigation run its natural course without interfering in some fashion, and that is going to provoke a massive crisis for his presidency and the country
Trump has been asking his legal team whether and how he could pardon himself - a legally ambiguous presidential power that, if invoked, would most likely reach the Supreme Court - and his children.