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Reports: Trump is considering firing Rosenstein, almost fired Mueller in December


WASHINGTON (Circa) -- President Trump considered firing deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, according to CNN, in a move that is meant to check special counsel Robert Mueller.

The New York Times is also reporting Trump sought to fire Mueller in December over reports that the special counsel would subpoena Trump's relationship with Deutsch Bank.

Trump’s attacks on Mueller raise political risks for Republicans

CNN reports the President wants to "put greater limits" on Mueller and is also thinking about firing attorney general Jeff Sessions. These discussions are happening after Trump's personal lawyer had his home, his office and his hotel room raided by the FBI.

Trump believes the Justice Department has not done enough to help Trump in the Russia investigation. The FBI's raid is believed to be a tipping point that could cause the President to be more aggressive towards defending himself, two sources told CNN.

Senate Democrats met on Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of Trump firing either Rosenstein or Sessions. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wouldn't comment on if Trump has considered firing the deputy attorney general, attorney general or special counsel.

Meanwhile, regarding Trump's quest to fire Mueller in December, the President believed Mueller's inquiry into Deutsche Bank crossed a "red line," The New York Times reports. The President stepped away from the suggestions of firing Mueller after he was told reports of the special counsel looking into the bank were wrong.

This new revelation is now the second known instance when President Trump considered firing special counsel Mueller. In January, the New York Times reported that Trump ordered the firing of Mueller in June 2017. Trump's top lawyer at the time, Donald McGahn, threatened to resign if Trump went through with firing Mueller.

This is a developing story.

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