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How Long Will Trump Be Able To Resist Going After Mueller?


Play nice with special counsel Robert Mueller." That's the advice President Donald Trump’s lawyers have been giving him since this past summer, urging him to cooperate with the Russia probe. The president’s attorneys have argued it's the best path to the exoneration Trump has craved all year – a way not just to get things over with quickly, but also to signal to prosecutors that the administration has good intentions and nothing to hide. According to Politico, as Mueller’s probe moves deeper into the president’s inner circle, some of Trump’s longtime advisers are urging him to stick with the approach outlined by White House lawyer Ty Cobb. Trump, who has specifically been advised to avoid targeting Mueller on Twitter, kept quiet about the special counsel Friday even as his former White House national security adviser, Michael Flynn, entered a guilty plea for lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian’s former ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential transition last December—and has agreed to cooperate in Mueller’s investigation.Cobb and Trump’s personal lawyers John Dowd and Jay Sekulow face a major challenge in trying to contain a president who has proven to be trigger-happy with his complaints about the Russia probe on Twitter and in casual discussions with lawmakers, friends and aides that end up making it into mainstream media reporting. On Thursday, the New York Times reported Trump had pleaded with several senators, including Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, to wrap up his Russia probe.

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