White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

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White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

After initially being praised by Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, Mueller has had his impartiality as special counsel questioned by some Trump supporters in recent days.

A senior political writer for the newspaper sounded the alarm in a piece titled, "Is Robert Mueller conflicted in Trump probe?"

A day before former FBI Director Robert Mueller accepted the appointment to be the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the presidential election, President Trump met with him to talk about taking another turn as FBI director.

After media reports said President Donald Trump was thinking about firing Mueller, Rosenstein told the Senate Committee on Appropriations only he can give Mueller the boot.

"I think it's pretty clear based on what one of his lawyers said on television recently".

Trump reportedly told Russian officials he met at the Oval Office he had relieved "great pressure" after firing Comey.

"Whether he would do it is ultimately a decision the president makes".

Trump was forced to fire Flynn in February after he misled the White House about his contacts with Russian officials previous year as a member of Trump's transition team.

"The Nixon example itself teaches us that executive privilege can be overcome, especially when the relevant information is potentially material for an ongoing criminal investigation", Vladeck said.

"It's a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation", Gingrich said.

Schiff later said he wouldn't be surprised if Trump was considering ousting Mueller.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his deputy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director they helped fire all appeared in dramatic congressional hearings this past week to talk about President Donald Trump. "No, I have not", Rosenstein said.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel shortly after Comey's firing.

Would there be a Russian investigation if Mueller is fired?

Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, testified in a Senate hearing last week that he believes his dismissal was an attempt to exert influence on the investigation into alleged Russian interference and possible collusion. "It does not appear that he was aware of it until we got in touch with White House officials and his lawyer". The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter. I don't feel it is off for me to say that the Donald Trump Administration will possibly go down as one of the worst runs that someone has had in the White House. "Right now the role of the president is to govern the United States of America".

The government let the old independent-counsel law expire in 1999 - at that point even Clinton's tormentor, investigator Kenneth Starr, suggested the law needed to change.

Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's private legal team, said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week" that Trump will address the existence of any recordings in the coming week. "But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise".

In a statement Tuesday morning, Ruddy disputed Spicer's comments. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.

"Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.

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