“No, I’m not,” Trump said after a reporter asked him if he was thinking about firing the special counsel.
His remark comes among mounting rumors that Trump was considering firing Mueller and attacks by Trump allies on the special counsel.
The president was also asked about a slew of Trump transition team emails obtained by Mueller as apart of the probe.
“I can’t imagine there’s anything on them frankly because as we’ve said there’s no collusion, no collusion,” he continued.
A lawyer for Trump’s transition team said on Saturday that the emails were obtained illegally.
Mueller’s team responded by defending their possession of the emails.
“When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, said in a statement to The Hill.