Sen. Chris Coons said Friday it is “obvious” President Trump wants to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and he believes it’s even “likely.”
“I’m very concerned given that President Trump said publicly that it would be a red line if the special counsel started going after his personal finances or his families businesses,” Mr. Coons, Delaware Democrat, said on CNN.
“And we know that starting several weeks ago, that is exactly what is being done in the special counsel investigation,” he added.
Republican leaders have insisted Mr. Trump will not fire Mr. Mueller, but Mr. Coons said his colleagues are too trusting of White House advisers.
“I think they’ve been given assurances by people in the West Wing that they’ve got this under control,” the senator said.