Trump only has himself to blame for the Mueller probe

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President Donald Trump is now openly considering firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a move his former GOP colleagues in the Senate have previously warned him against doing but now seem to be warming up to.

"If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO", Trump said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg News at the White House.

"I think you serve at the pleasure of the president", Graham said.

The president declined to comment on whether Sessions' job is safe through the midterm election on November 6, telling Bloomberg: "I'd love to have him look at the other side", underscoring his demand for Sessions to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton and the origins of the Russian Federation investigation.

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"Our Justice Department and our Federal Bureau of Investigation have to start doing their job, doing it right and doing it well", Trump said Thursday evening.

With Sessions gone, Trump could appoint a new, un-recused top prosecutor, who could interfere with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe or even fire Mueller and shut down the inquiry altogether.

"If Trump were to fire Sessions, that would just accelerate calls for impeachment", Yoo contended.

Trump has also upped his rhetoric against the Mueller probe, which he has already branded a "hoax" and a 'witch hunt'. Asked if he'd keep Sessions beyond November, he declined to comment.

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In a statement Thursday, the attorney general's office said it won't back down from "holding Trump and his associates accountable for their flagrant violations of NY law".

The president resumed his attacks on Session via Twitter last week, saying the attorney general had never fully exerted control over the Justice Department.

With the political establishment waiting to see what the results will be of Mueller's investigation, it is safe to say that if Fox News hosts like Chris Wallace are openly expressing their dismay of Donald Trump's actions over the investigation, the president is quickly gaining more enemies than he is friends.

His successor, Democratic Attorney General Barbara Underwood, filed the lawsuit in June, claiming the Trump Foundation "was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their objective or legality". I'm not asking him to be fired, but the relationship is not working.

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Sessions, he said in an interview August 23, "made a awful mistake, besides accepting the job, knowing he would have to recuse himself in the single most important matter".

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