Feb. 5, 2018; Blue Ash, OH, USA; President Donald Trump tours and speaks at Sheffer Corporation.

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Sources: Trump Mulls Firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

April 11, 2018 - 7:03 am

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Quoting the usual unnamed sources, both CNN and FOX News are reporting that President Donald Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein -- the man Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports to.

It's not the first time the president is believed to have contemplated this move. The president has long been unhappy with top officials at the justice department, as well as the ongoing Russia investigation. There appears to be a new urgency following the raid on the office of Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

The president called the raid part of a 'witch hunt' and an attack on the country.

Investigators appeared to concerned that evidence would be destroyed, so they had to conduct the raids immediately, correspondent Kyra Phillips explained. Cohen confirmed there were allegations of wire fraud, campaign violations, and bank fraud related to the non-disclosure payment made to Stormy Daniels who is now reportedly cooperating with federal investigators.

Some senators from both parties are proposing the special counsel with a 10 day window for expedited review of any firing that might occur.

The president had dinner Tuesday night with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz who has been a vocal critic of the Mueller investigation and the FBI raid on Cohen's office. Sources say Dershowitz does not intend to become an official member of the president's legal team.