Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is getting closer and closer to President Trump in ways that strongly indicate the president will resort to firing him, believes Ed Brayton of Patheos. Already his administration has done what it could to de-legitimize Mueller’s investigation in the eyes of the public, as have conservative media outlets. Trump publicly said that the investigation looking into his personal finances would go too far. Mueller’s investigation recently subpoenaed records tied to Trump as well as Russia at Deutsche Bank. The president has exclaimed that he reserves the right to fire Mueller. As the probe goes deeper into his personal dealings, this becomes a likelier possibility.
While President Trump’s every action is quite unpredictable, it’s highly unlikely that he will go through with firing Mueller, suggests Maham Abedi of Global News. First off, the president can’t fire him directly. Normally, the attorney general can, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. So it falls to his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who has indicated that he’d rather resign than fire Mueller. Thus far, Paul Manafort’s indictment hasn’t revealed damning evidence of collusion, so there doesn’t seem to be enough of a reason for Trump to halt the investigation. Unless the bigger picture drastically changes, there simply aren't enough grounds for Mueller's firing to happen.