Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, who told ABC in an interview Sunday that he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might at some point order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

In Mueller's case, Trump would have to ask Rosenstein to do the firing.

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.

President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". The Times report said that Trump considered firing Mueller, something TheDC's source confirmed.

"The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job", Ryan said, adding he had confidence in Mueller.

The revised ban, which Trump has said repeatedly now is a "travel ban", has been stayed by two appellate courts - the Fourth Circuit was the first, last month - and the administration has sought a review by the Supreme Court, and this injunction is headed for it as well.

Trump was apparently bothered by reports from conservative outlets like Breitbart News that attempted to link Mueller to Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump fired the same month.

Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion.

Several conservative allies of Trump have criticized Mueller in recent days, and a friend of Trump, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, said on Monday evening that Trump was thinking about firing Mueller.

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"I don't think that's a question for me to answer", Rosenstein responded.

The White House appeared blindsided by it, but took hours to address it, triggering speculation it was, one, a plan indeed and Moody was testing the waters for Trump, and two, it was an attempt by a anxious administration to intimidate the counsel and the formidable team of lawyers he was putting together.

"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy said in an interview with Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein noted during a Senate hearing Tuesday that he, and not Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsWhite House: Trump "has no intention" to fire Mueller Sessions decries "detestable lie" Despite drama and innuendo, Sessions hearing goes nowhere MORE, was the one with authority to hire and fire Mueller.

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. "Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said.

"He had a private conversation with the President on his views about all sorts of matters potentially about the investigation", Ruddy said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email, "Chris speaks for himself".

Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary.

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