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Trump has allegedly considered asking Jeff Sessions to prosecute Robert Mueller

President Trump has allegedly considered heading off Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 campaign and Russia by having Attorney General Jeff Sessions interrupt the probe by prosecuting Mueller and his team, NBC News reports. "Here's how it would work: 'We're sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won't be able to run the federal grand jury today because [you have] to go testify to another federal grand jury,'" explained a Trump adviser.

Although rumors have long swirled that Trump is considering firing Mueller — and even attempted to do so last year — White House insiders say Trump has since "been convinced that firing Mueller would not only create a firestorm, it would play right into Mueller's hands because it would give Mueller the moral high ground."

Trump's lawyers publicly say Mueller is close to wrapping up the investigation, and that the president, who himself is reportedly under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, will be cleared. "The sooner it's worked out, the better it is for the country," Trump told The New York Times in December.