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Honestly, nothing would surprise me anymore. Mueller, and now the Southern District of New York, are getting closer and closer to Donald and "a cornered rat will bite the cat."
Donald may very well move to fire Mueller either directly or indirectly by firing Rosenstein or Sessions (Sessions replacement could theoretically take over supervising the Special Counsel), but either of those actions would surely spark a Constitutional crisis that Donald may not be prepared for.
If Donald tried to directly fire Mueller then there would surely be a lawsuit filed in Federal court. Whether or not the people who file the suit have "standing" will play a big part in that court battle. Courts may very well rule that whoever filed the lawsuit doesn't have standing, so whoever files it will have to be very careful.
If Donald fired Rosenstein or Sessions then their replacements would require Senate approval, which is no guarantee considering there two Republicans on record (and hopefully more off the record) that said firing Rosenstein would be political suicide for Donald.
The same goes if he fires FBI Director Wrayor any other top brass appointee at the DOJ and FBI. I could totally see a "Saturday Night Massacre" scenario where Donald fires everyone until he finds someone to be his lapdog, but he may want to look into how that worked out for Nixon in the long run.
Mueller made a brilliant decision in referring Cohen's case to the Southern District of New York. They have different jurisdiction than the Special Counsel while at the same time he ensured that the investigations into Donald will go on no matter what Donald does or doesn't do with the Special Counsel.
I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that Donald's hand picked U.S. Attorney in charge of the Southern District of New York recused himself from the Cohen case. That probably hit Donald the hardest because he chose Geoffrey Berman after taking the unusual step of personally interviewing him. Donald must have surely thought Berman was going to protect him, but Berman actually appears to have a conscious and decided to put country over loyalty to Donald.