Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller”

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy set off a firestorm when he suggested that President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who's overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

The night before Tuesday's senate intelligence committee hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the sudden question of whether President Donald Trump might fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller prompted alarm from Democrats and notes of caution from Republicans.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is on Capitol Hill today at 10 a.m. ET, addressing the budget appropriations committees for both the House and the Senate.

"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One when asked if Trump was considering firing Mueller. Rosenstein responded: "No I have not". We don't know if it's going to happen or if it won't happen.

This article has been update to include a comment from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently".

"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday when asked if Trump meant to fire Mueller. When the CBO said that Trumpcare will cause 24 million people to lose their health insurance, he said that the CBO should be abolished completely - never mind that it's run by a Republican.

Technically, it's up to the attorney general to decide what to do with the special counsel.

Rosenstein took over the investigation when Sessions recused himself from any dealings with the Russia probe on March 2 after his own dealings with Russian officials were disclosed.

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The friend to President Donald Trump who claimed the President is considering firing the special counsel leading the FBI investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election stood by his remarks Tuesday, adding that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller is "illegitimate". Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) suggested it could lead Congress to re-establish an independent counsel statute and reappoint Mueller.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein if he would fire Mueller if Trump asked him to. "So I think the best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job".

Rosenstein said Trump has not discussed the special counsel with him. "This process has to play out because of what he did with [fired FBI director James] Comey and also calling for the investigation to end". Ruddy agrees that the move would be a wrong move, but dismissed the investigation Mueller is overseeing.

Inside the White House, things could be even more out of control.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "Mr".

PBS' Judy Woodruff reported Monday that President Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that President Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash.

"Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive". Ruddy later confirmed the comment to CNN.

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