White House lawyer Ty Cobb said on Sunday that President Donald Trump was not considering or discussing firing special counsel Robert Mueller – even after the president directly lashed out at Mueller’s probe during the weekend.

The lawyer’s assurance wasn’t likely to assuage concerns that the president would act against the special counsel, however. On Monday, Trump continued his social-media onslaught against the Mueller probe by again calling it a “witch hunt.”

A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2018

The president’s latest attack on Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election came soon after he promoted, in a tweet, Fox News host Sean Hannity’s upcoming appearance on “Fox and Friends,” a favorite of Trump’s. Hannity would go on to say: “The only person that colluded in that campaign, with the Russians, was Hillary Clinton.”

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