Trump may sack special counsel in Russia inquiry, says friend

President’s allies have begun raising questions about former FBI director Robert Mueller’s impartiality

High-profile supporters of Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign, with one friend of the president floating the possibility he could fire Mueller.

Trump’s allies have begun raising questions about the former FBI director’s impartiality, suggesting he cannot be trusted to lead the investigation. There is increasing concern at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation could overshadow the president’s agenda for months to come.

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