Speaking on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday morning, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told interviewers that Trump and his legal team want to "take down" Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes there is evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the general election. "They're essentially engaging in a scorched-earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor". He has also repeatedly condemned the ongoing probes that involve his associates as a "witch hunt".
Speculation surrounding a potential Mueller firing ramped up last week, after a friend of the president's said that Trump was "weighing" whether to terminate the special counsel.
Trump ally Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he began to grow skeptical of Mueller after fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey testified that he had leaked details about his conversations with the president in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
During the interview, Gingrich also brought up Mueller's friendship with Comey, referring to the well-known connection as 'weird'.
This comes just days after a report said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller to his position, may be the next person to recuse himself from the investigation. "I think they did that for good reason in July".
"Comey would not say in public what he was saying to Trump in private, which is you're not being investigated", he said.