Marco Rubio on Possibility of Trump Firing Mueller: ‘That’s Not Going to Happen’

Last week, it was reported that President Donald Trump was entertaining the thought of firing special counsel Robert Mueller after loyalists began making noise about the need for him to be removed. However, after the idea was floated out, it appeared that White House aides were able to convince the president that it would not be in his best interest. And, of course, there was the president’s tweet about being under investigation. Speaking to this, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to State of the Union host Jake Tapper’s question about some Senate members’ concerns about Trump terminating Mueller. “Well, first of all, that’s not going to happen,” Rubio noted. “I don’t believe it’s going to happen. And here’s what I would say. The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation. I really, truly believe that.” Tapper then pointed out he didn’t think Trump would fire FBI Director James Comey until he went and did it. “I don’t think we saw that coming,” Rubio stated. “But I don’t think that has in any way impeded the work of the FBI on these matters.” The Florida lawmaker and former presidential candidate went on to say that he had no questions on Mueller’s integrity when it comes to his investigation. Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab]Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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