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Republicans say firing Mueller would be an 'extraordinarily unwise' 'disaster'

With rumors swirling that President Trump is considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the independent investigation into possible Trump team ties to Russian election interference, congressional Republicans are urging restraint.

"I'd be surprised if he did that," House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) said in a radio interview Tuesday. "I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen."

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said Monday firing Mueller "would be a disaster," adding that there is "no reason to fire Mueller. What's he done to be fired?" And Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) likewise called firing Mueller "an extraordinarily unwise move."

That's not to say the "fire Mueller" plan has no supporters, of course: Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter are all for it.