Firing Mueller Won’t Solve Trump’s Legal Problems


Ethan Leib was quoted in a Vox article about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.

As Mueller’s investigation gets closer and closer to the president himself — with the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort and new subpoenas for Trump Organization documents related to Russia — Trump’s continued criticism is stoking fears that he might try to fire Mueller in an attempt to make the whole investigation go away

But would that actually work? Would firing Mueller really end the Russia probe?

I asked several legal experts, and it turns out there’s a lot of confusion over the answer. “No one knows because this isn’t an everyday occurrence,” Ethan Leib, a law professor at Fordham University, told me. “We are all learning on the fly.”

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