Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Despite his willingness to discuss these points, the attorney general is expected not to answer questions about conversations he has had with President Donald Trump, such as any conversations he had with Trump leading up to former FBI Director James Comey's firing.

As expectations mounted about the upcoming open hearing of attorney general Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill, a friend of the president added a new twist to the Russian Federation controversy by suggesting Donald Trump might be considering dismissing the special counsel investigating it.

On Tuesday night White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters flying with Trump on Air Force One that the president wasn't going to fire Mueller, tamping down such rumors.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talks to an aide on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, while testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. "I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job".

Asked about criticisms that some of the members of Mueller's team and his ability to conduct fair investigation, Ryan said he didn't know the team but said, "I know Bob Mueller".

"The president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside", he said.

Rosenstein said that, under the special counsel regulations, he is the only department official with the authority to get rid of Mueller.

Asked about it on ABC this weekend, Jay Sekulow said that if there were a serious basis for it, the president would be allowed: "Whether he would do it is ultimately a decision the president makes".

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Created almost 20 years ago by Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno, the special counsel was "the right answer", Starr said, because it while is within the executive branch of government, the role is "assured of practical independence through binding regulations".

Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Trump surrogates like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich don't believe Trump would take such an explosive step. The outcome of Mueller's investigation, maybe. And the White House has said - nothing.

PBS anchor Judy Woodruff first tweeted the news and earlier on Monday, CNBC had spotted Ruddy, a close confidant of Trump, leaving the West Wing. "I think he's weighing that option". Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for this investigation, for the process to continue.

Ruddy, who met with undisclosed officials at the White House on Monday, also said his own sources indicated Trump was considering having Mueller removed.

Then Ruddy spread out, like a banquet, what will be Trump's argument for sacking Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director under Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Conservative commentator David Frum, the author of a history of the 1970s, said on MSNBC that Trump shouldn't read too much into the muted response from the legislators who have the power to impeach and remove him from office. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.

Ruddy was at the White House on Monday but did not meet with the president, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.

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