Robert H. Bork

Firing Head Of Russia Probe Very Difficult

Firing Head Of Russia Probe Very Difficult

Donald Trump is used to pronouncing the words "You're fired." But if the president decides he wants to get rid of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, he will find that a much more complicated task than dispatching a contestant on "The Apprentice." Justice Department regulations will make it difficult, legally as well as politically, to abruptly short-circuit the pending investigation.

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions having recused himself from the probe into the Trump campaign and possible collusion with Russia, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, appointed Mueller on May 17 to "conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James...