Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, admonished President Donald Trump for his recent remarks entertaining the idea of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“I have confidence in Mueller, the president ought to have confidence in Mueller, and I think to answer your question, it would be suicide for the president to want—to talk about firing Mueller,” Grassley said Tuesday in an interview on Fox Business.
Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is conducting its own separate inquiry into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
The president tore into the special counsel’s investigation Monday evening, calling it a “witch hunt” and “an attack on our country in a true sense.”
Asked whether he would fire Mueller, Trump said: “Many people have said, ‘You should fire him.’ Again, they found nothing.”