A president could fire a special counsel to investigate a case.
But the president can’t fire a lawyer.
Trump can only fire his deputy, who is typically the chief law enforcement officer.
The deputy can ask for a recusal, which would be the chief legal officer of the Justice Department.
That recusal would mean Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, could then choose whether to investigate.
Sessions could choose not to investigate, for example, or to recuse himself from any probe.
The deputy attorney general would then decide whether to fire the special counsel.
The deputy attorneygeneral would then be asked by Trump to explain why he chose to not investigate.
If he didn’t, then he could be impeached.
If Trump fired the special prosecutor, it would be very hard to convict the president.
Trump could have argued that he didn´t want a conflict of interest.
He could have also argued that the investigation was a waste of time, and that he could have just fired Mueller.
The special counsel wouldn´t be charged with anything.
But if Trump fired Mueller, it wouldn´ve been hard to prove that he was biased.
Trump wouldn´re been arguing that Mueller was a partisan Democrat, and therefore the special attorney should be fired.
And if Trump wanted to get rid of Mueller, he could still try to get Rosenstein to fire him.
The Senate and House would need to agree to the firing.
But that would mean that Trump would need the support of 60 Republican senators.
The president could have easily gotten 60 Democrats.
But Trump wouldn’t be able to get 50 senators to vote to fire Mueller.
So Trump could ask Rosenstein for a delay, but he could not fire Mueller without a two-thirds majority in both houses.
Trump would still need to get 60 votes from the Senate and 60 votes in the House to fire Rosenstein.
The House would then vote to confirm Rosenstein.
But if Rosenstein were to fire Trump, Rosenstein would have to recusively approve the firing, and Trump would be out of the picture.
The White House could then attempt to appeal Rosenstein´s decision to the Senate.
The Supreme Court has a provision called “revolving door” that allows the president to fire special counsels and deputy attorneys general who are not his appointees.
But a presidential pardon doesn´t need to be issued by Rosenstein.
If Rosenstein were going to do that, Trump could simply pardon himself.
It could also be argued that Rosenstein could simply recuse herself, if she thought that the special investigation was not the most important matter in the investigation, or if she believed that Mueller would have had better success in investigating the Trump campaign.
But recusal does not automatically make a president immune from impeachment.
The Senate has also been investigating the firing of Comey.
The investigation was conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating possible collusion between the Trump administration and the Russian government.
It has found no evidence of collusion.
Senate Democrats also filed a motion this week to impeach Trump.
It would be an unprecedented effort to impeached the president, but it would likely fail.
So the Senate Judiciary Committee would be able, if necessary, to subpoena Trump to appear before the committee.
Trump has said that he won´t make any comment until the Judiciary Committee decides whether to proceed with the impeachment proceedings.
The committee would also need to find that there is probable cause that Trump committed an impeachable offense.
That could happen by finding that Trump knowingly obstructed justice by failing to follow legal process.
But it would not require evidence of a crime.
Trump would also have to appear in person, and testify, about his involvement with the investigation.
The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, has said he would not support the impeachment of Trump, but the president could still face legal action if he did.
Democrats have also been looking into Trump´s potential obstruction of justice, but so far no charges have been brought.
The Judiciary Committee has been reviewing Trump´ s business dealings since the beginning of the Russia probe.
The committee has found that Trump was in regular contact with Russian officials in 2015 and 2016, and during that time the president was given the go-ahead to keep the Trump Organization in business in Russia.
But no evidence has emerged that Trump had any improper business dealings with Russian individuals or entities.
Trump also has been in legal trouble since he fired Comey, after he was fired over his handling of the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
Trump was later charged with obstruction of a justice of the United States, but that charge has since been dropped.
Trump has also faced calls to resign over his firing of Mueller.
That decision was made after he refused to fire Comey.
Trump fired Comey after his investigation found no wrongdoing by the president in the Russia investigation.
But Trump said that Rosenstein had asked him to fire Special Counsel Mueller.
Rosenstein could then recuse, and he could explain why.
If Trump wanted the investigation to be dropped, then Rosenstein could still ask Rosenstein to recusal.
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