Judiciary Committee Chairman Hints at Imminent Supreme Court Vacancy

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) said Tuesday that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be “suicide” for President Donald Trump, while hinting the Senate could soon be tasked with confirming a new Supreme Court justice.

The FBI raided the office of Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen Monday, seizing documents related to a variety of activities, including his $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016. Daniels has claimed she received the money as a hush payment for a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which the White House has denied.

Trump lashed out against the raid on Cohen and the Mueller probe on Monday and Tuesday, telling reporters it was “disgraceful” and tweeting it was a “witch hunt.” Asked about potentially firing Mueller, who was appointed to the probe by the Justice Department, Trump said “we’ll see what happens.”

He also vented against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from the Russia investigation Trump has long criticized.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.

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