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The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


At least for the moment, it seems that Robert Mueller, the special counsel, may keep his job. President Trump declared this week that he does not currently intend to fire him — a concession, perhaps, to the overwhelming public opposition to such a move. But that doesn’t mean Mr. Mueller’s investigation is free from peril. The inquiry remains in great danger, facing four looming threats from Mr. Trump and his allies.

CURBING MR. MUELLER: Almostwith an anti-Mueller hand, who presumably would not have such an obvious conflict.

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