Trump lawyers and advisers have been under scrutiny since his election to the White House for weeks.
They have been accused of misusing their position as advisers to the president, and they have also been under pressure from the Trump administration over the role of former FBI Director James Comey in the president’s decision to drop the probe into his former national security adviser.
But there are also concerns about how they were handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s special counsel, Chuck Grassley.
Mr Grassley said Mr Trump had “lost confidence” in his legal team and had sought to discredit them with a series of leaks to the press.
In a hearing last week, Mr Grassley pressed Mr Trump to disclose the names of those who had provided him with information about his team’s involvement in Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The president said he had not given them names, but did not rule out the possibility.
He later told a reporter: “I have a team of lawyers, I have a whole team of people.
We’re going to defend this, we’re going be very good lawyers.”
Mr Grassley is one of several Senate Republicans who are calling for an independent investigation into the administration’s handling of the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
Mr Trump has also denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia.
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Mr Trump said he would be willing to testify to the Senate intelligence committee if it asked him.
“We’re going, but I don’t want to do that,” he said.
“I want to go in and I want to answer their questions.”
But Mr Grassley on Monday asked whether the president had been told by the Justice Department that the investigation was not an obstruction of justice.
“Is the president willing to go into that and say, ‘Hey, look, we have a good team here?
We’re good lawyers, we are doing a very good job?'”
Mr Trump answered: “Yeah, I guess so.”
‘No way’ to prosecute Mr Trump was also asked on Sunday about whether he would use the same legal strategy as Mr Comey to prosecute his former top aides.
“There’s no way to do it,” he replied.
The special counsel’s probe is examining whether Mr Trump obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey, who was investigating whether Mr Comey leaked information to the news media in an attempt to damage the president.
But Mr Trump and Mr Comey are at odds over whether Mr Flynn should have resigned for lying to the vice president.
The two men had reportedly been working on a potential plea deal to avoid jail time, but that proposal was abandoned last week.
Mr Flynn resigned after his testimony to the FBI.
A former national intelligence director told ABC News that the Trump team was “in the dark” about the investigation and had not told him that it was going to move forward.
Mr Comey is the most senior official to be fired by the president in four decades, according to the AP.
Mr McCabe told senators on Monday that the president told him last week that the White Trump team would be “happy” to cooperate with the investigation.
But he also acknowledged that the FBI investigation could go on for years, if not decades.
He also acknowledged there were disagreements among the White, Justice and White House staff over how to proceed.
“Some of that, I don.
I don, I think it’s a very difficult situation, and we will have to see how that plays out,” Mr McCabe said.
Mr Rosenstein has also been called into question by some senators, including Democrats, over the handling of a probe into whether Mr McCabe was inappropriately sharing classified information with the White Senate aide.
Mr Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has subpoenaed the attorney general for a list of communications and documents, said he wanted to know why Mr Rosenstein was not acting more quickly to subpoena the information.
“You are not a neutral party in this case,” Mr Grassley told Mr Rosenstein.
Mr Rosenstein said he was not sure if Mr Grassley’s inquiry had been completed. “
If you have concerns about the president or the president-elect, you should be concerned about your own agency.”
Mr Rosenstein said he was not sure if Mr Grassley’s inquiry had been completed.
He added that he would look into the matter and had asked the special investigator to contact the special prosecutor to discuss the matter.
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said Mr Rosenstein had to resign because he was acting in the best interest of the nation.
He said Mr McCabe should be prosecuted.
“What the special attorney did in this investigation was absolutely right.
He acted in the public interest,” Mr Franken said.