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Friend of the president says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

17 June 2017

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation.

Ryan noted if Trump made a decision to fire Mueller, it would be a "big problem for him politically".

US President Donald Trump was reportedly considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller from Russian Federation probe, even though he legally can't. He added that "if there were good cause, I would consider it".

Rosenstein may be asked to address the issue when he speaks at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning. When asked about the interview Ruddy said: "My quote is accurate".

If accurate, the report would also indicate Trump still has no understanding of the position the appointment of a special counsel has placed him in.

Special counsels, which were created through a 1999 act of Congress, don't answer directly to the president.

"It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent", Gingrich said. And it was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller in the first place.

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"He actually does not know what we're investigating and I'm not going to talk about it publicly", he said.

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe.

The White House was quick to react to the reports.

Ruddy added: "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification....for a special counsel in this case".

"I think he's weighing that option", Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, told PBS' "NewsHour" on Monday. "I think it'd be a disaster". Look who he is hiring.

That would be the only explanation for firing Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who is widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Mueller has been criticized by some Republicans who suggest he may have a conflict of interest because of his close relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May.

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Last Saturday evening, Ann Coulter - whose interpretation of reality is always suspect - fired off an especially loony tweet: "Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller".

All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon, who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.

Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

"I don't think Newt said that", Graham said. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.

Press secretary Sean Spicer told NPR's Tamara Keith, "Mr".

CNN's race-baiting pundit April Ryan says there's "mass hysteria" over rumors Trump may fire Robert Mueller.

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