Mueller has provided Trump's lawyers with a number of topics investigators want to discuss with the president, according to CNN, making it clear that he is seeking an interview with Trump.
Some Republicans have criticized the special counsel's probe over anti-Trump text messages exchanged between an FBI agent and a bureau lawyer who were formerly part of the investigation, arguing the messages reveal an anti-Trump bias within the bureau.
President Donald Trump's lawyers are reportedly reviewing a 1997 federal appeals court ruling involving a former agriculture secretary as they negotiate terms of an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
The president told Attorney General Jeff Sessions via a Wednesday conversation with his White House chief of staff John Kelly that he wanted to see the memo made public, The Washington Post reported on Saturday; an opinion the Justice Department does not share.
Sen. Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republican who chairs the Judiciary Committee, has said he is open to considering the bills if the differences between them could be reconciled, and if supporters could address constitutional concerns that the bills would represent the legislative branch meddling in the affairs of the executive.
"If there's an issue that arise [s], we'll take it up at that time", McCarthy told NBC's "Meet the Press". Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) would only allow the firing of a special counsel in the event of "misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, or conflict of interest".
Trump has consistently denied any collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and he said last week he is willing to be interviewed by Mueller, although his lawyers quickly interceded to say that the details were still being worked out. "So why create one when there isn't a place for it?"
Comey, in notes he compiled from several meetings with Trump, says that the president urged him to drop his investigation of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked by Trump after less than a month on the job for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's then-ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump assumed power. Another bill introduced by Sens.
"The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that special counsel Mueller's investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded", the NY senator said in a statement Sunday.
"The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller's investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded", Schumer said.
McCarthy said he had confidence in Mueller, but said there are "questions about others within the FBI" and the Justice Department, echoing allegations by other Trump allies.
McGahn was "fed up" after Trump's order, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.