President Donald Trump would not rule out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller Monday evening after the FBI raided the office of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
“The most conflicted group of people I have ever seen,” Trump said of Mueller’s team. “Why don’t I just fire Mueller? Well, I think it’s a disgrace.”
“Many people have said you should fire him… We’ll see what happens. I think it’s disgraceful and so does a lot of other people. This is a pure and simple witch-hunt.”
Trump added on the raid, “It’s an attack on on our country…what we all stand for… is a whole new level of unfairness.”
The president spoke after reports surfaced that the FBI raided Cohen’s office Monday morning and seized multiple records, including private communications between himself and Trump. Cohen’s lawyer said in a statement that the raid was authorized after Mueller referred the matter to the U.S. attorney of the southern district of New York.