After President Trump mused about the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, staffers at the White House reportedly talked him out of it. But, because we can never really predict what Trump is going to do, the question still looms in many minds.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), appeared on CNN’s State of the Union this weekend, and he faced questions about the possibility of Trump firing Mueller from Jake Tapper:
“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 that 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.”
When Tapper asked the senator if he had any questions about Mueller’s integrity, he replied that he had “no reason to” and that Mueller’s “reputation is stellar.”
Rubio also noted that it’s important for the American people to know how the Russians hacked into elections systems and how our country will fight back.
Tapper went on to ask Rubio about the changes to the United States policy toward Cuba. When the host brought up the fact that Trump initially brought up human rights concerns before backing off on them, Rubio said, “It’s in our national security interest to have human rights and democracy in our region.” He added, “Today, every country in our hemisphere has had at least one free and fair election in the last decade and a half or so, except for one: the island of Cuba, and so hopefully we’re getting closer to the day when that happens there as well.”
Check out the full interview here: