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There's been no shortage of books written about Trump since he took office, but ANOTHER one will be released in the near future. Andrew Weissman, who was a top prosecutor on the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller during the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, reveals his perspective on the proceedings in a new book, Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation. Weissman reveals private pressure on the prosecutorial team thanks to the looming threat of President Donald Trump’s nearly constant belligerence.
Weissman characterizes Trump as “like an animal, clawing at the world with no concept of right and wrong,” and he notes examples of the damaging impact, like in the case of Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort
As The Atlantic explains, “The Special Counsel’s Office also worked under the constant threat that Trump would fire Mueller, as Richard Nixon had fired Archibald Cox, the first Watergate special prosecutor, in the Saturday Night Massacre.”
As The Atlantic explains, Weissman also writes in his book that “that the real reason for not compelling the president to be interviewed was Mueller’s aversion to having an explosive confrontation with the White House.” Trump did eventually submit written answers to questions from Mueller’s team, but those answers do not seem to have produced much of anything substantive for the team.
(1) " The White House was rocked overnight by an explosive report that President Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June and only backed down after the top White House lawyer threatened to quit."
A source told Fox News that Trump did not tell White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, but did discuss the possibility of doing so during a meeting with McGahn and others.
Trump asked McGahn if he would talk to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (who has authority over the special counsel) about it, the source said.
McGahn, though, told the president in no uncertain terms that firing Mueller – the head of the probe into possible collusion by Trump associates with Moscow – would be a horrible idea and blow up in his face, the source said. Trump took McGahn’s advice and dropped active consideration of firing Mueller, though continued to reserve that as an option if Mueller’s Russia investigation took an inappropriate turn, Fox News is told.