Flake: ‘Behind the Scenes There Is a Lot of Alarm’ Trump Will Fire Mueller

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said “behind the scenes,” there was alarm President Donald Trump would attempt to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Flake said, “I can tell you behind the scenes there is a lot of alarm. There is concern that the president is laying the groundwork to move on Bob Mueller or Rosenstein. And if that were to happen, obviously that would cause a constitutional crisis. There is concern behind the scenes. I’ve been concerned that we haven’t spoken up loudly enough and told the president you simply can’t go there. And he’s obviously probing the edges, as much as he can, to see how far Congress will go. And we have to push back harder than we have.”

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