President Donald Trump did not rule out firing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller at a press conference Wednesday.
“As far as the two gentlemen you told me about, they have been saying I am going to get rid of them for the last three months. Four months, five months. And they are still here,” Trump declared, when asked if he has concluded it is not worth the political cost of firing the two men.
The president expressed his ire at the probe, saying, “This was really a hoax created largely by the Democrats as a way of softening the blow of a loss which is a loss that frankly they shouldn’t have had from the standpoint that it’s very easy for them to have a tremendous advantage in the electoral college. This is what it is. This is where it came from.”
Trump has criticized both Mueller and Rosenstein since his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office was recently raided by the FBI. The raid was a result of information uncovered by Mueller and approved by Rosenstein.