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Gingrich: Mueller Hiring 'Bad People' Who Are 'After Trump'

17 June 2017

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE President Donald Trump has the right to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election and possible ties to the Trump campaign, but has no plans to do so, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.

Trump allies in the conservative press have increasingly argued in recent days that the president should fire special counsel Robert Mueller - and on Monday night, a friend of Trump's said on television that he'd heard (through aides) that the president was considering doing just that.

When reached by Fox News after the remarks, Ruddy said, "while I am not claiming the president said it to me, I am confident of my sourcing". An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said.

CNN also reported, per an administration source, "No one is recommending that", but it "hasn't been ruled out".

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about Ruddy's claims. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue.

"When the day comes that our country can not rely on people to deliver the truth about whatever the subject is from positions of great authority and great reputations, like Mueller, and if we just dismiss those as not being able to deliver us the truth about an issue, we've got more problems than we think we have", Womack said.

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"As a matter of honor, and in light of his sworn testimony before Congress, Rosenstein would inevitably resign if confronted with a White House directive to dismiss the special counsel".

Starr's op-ed follows comments he made on CNN's "New Day" Thursday morning in which he said there is now no obstruction of justice case against Trump, based on the evidence that has been made public so far.

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

When Ruddy declined, Spicer issued his own statement. Memo to Sean: Focus your efforts on exposing the flim-flam Russian allegations against POTUS and highlighting his remarkable achievements! Ruddy added. "Don't waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies".

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller attends the ceremonial swearing-in of his successor, James Comey, at the FBI headquarters in 2013.

Trump has been warned by key figures in Capitol Hill and conservative legal experts removing Mueller would lead to a constitutional crisis which just made firing the special counsel nearly an impossible option. Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which President Donald Trump allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation.

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Still, not everyone is a fan. But the narrative has gotten oxygen from Ruddy and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, .

South Carolina Republican Sen. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that's an offense".

"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. "What had he done to be fired?" Mark Warner asked him.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the interviews represent a widening of the probe to include a query into whether the President obstructed justice in suggesting to his former FBI Director James Comey that he drop the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, as well as for firing of Comey. "Don't waste our time".

Other Trump supporters homed in on the sequence of Mueller's job interviews. "But it wouldn't surprise me at all, even though it would be absolutely astonishing were (Trump) to entertain this".

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