Majority of Americans say Mueller probe is politically motivated

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Trump had applauded on Friday when a federal judge questioned Mueller's authority in a case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Giuliani's goal is to "throw bombs" into the Mueller probe Trump knew about Stormy Daniels payment months before denial: report Cohen took out lines of credit for as much as 4K during campaign: report MORE's lawyer Rudy Giuliani blasted special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Saturday, deeming the probe a "tremendous distraction" and "totally unjustified".

"The 13 Angry Democrats in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt are starting to find out that there is a Court System in place that actually protects people from injustice...and just wait 'till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!"

Trump criticized the leak of the questions.

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Russian Federation has denied interfering in the 2016 United States presidential election, as USA intelligence agencies allege, and Trump has denied there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

Mueller is a longtime Republican.

Their emergence underscores a reality of the Trump era: power and prominence on Capitol Hill these days often flow not to the most senior lawmakers but to Republicans who display allegiance to a president who prizes loyalty.

The Democratic opposition has warned about the consequences if Trump were to fire Mueller, a move that could open the door to an accusation of obstruction of justice. Some members of his team made political contributions to Democrats, including Clinton.

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"In light of the Special Counsel's public acknowledgement of the August 2 memo, the government has been assessing whether the acknowledgment alters its prior response to Request No. 3 [for documents describing the scope of Mueller's authority] of the FOIA request at issue in this suit", the DOJ said to Judicial Watch after the hearing.

Regarding a potential interview with Mueller, Trump "is in a bind of his own making", ethics and legal experts Norm Eisen, Noah Bookbinder, and Barry Berke wrote for Politico last week.

In congressional testimony, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has defended Mueller's team against criticism that it was politically tainted.

When Americans were asked in January the same question, 73 percent said the president should cooperate and be interviewed, while only 22 percent said he shouldn't. Giuliani earlier told The Wall Street Journal that the team hopes to decide by that date.

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