White House Says Trump Has 'No Intention' To Fire Special Counsel

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It's one thing that US President Donald Trump abused his power and fired FBI Director #James Comey for investigating his ties to Russian Federation, which is technically obstruction of justice and might just get him impeached, but now the President's friend Christopher Ruddy says he's thinking of firing #Robert Mueller, too.

Trump also had other issues on his mind on Tuesday as reflected in his tweets, the Russian Federation probe among them, as he sought to deflect attention towards Hillary Clinton and the investigation into her use of a private email server that came up during fired FBI director James Comey's testimony last week.

Rosenstein said there was no detailed document under questioning from Sen. "That means that he could order the dismissal of Mueller".

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says Congress would not sit still if President Donald Trump chose to fire the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing.

She noted that former FBI Director James Comey briefed both her and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) three months ago - "and it was a very full and good brief", she said. Sanders said that while Mr. Trump has the right to fire Mueller, he has no intention of doing so.

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears.

"He did not hire a single Republican in the first wave", Gingrich said.

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign, Rosenstein is the acting attorney general overseeing Mueller's probe.

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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.

White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the White House that day, but said he hadn't meet with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. "I think there's a conflict there".

On Tuesday, Newsmax's Christopher Ruddy attacked Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation during a segment on MSNBC.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he could not elaborate on. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe.

Mr Mueller is in the earliest stages of his investigation and still building up his team that will lead the probe. Rosenstein has already said publicly that he sees no justification for firing Mueller, and that he wouldn't carry out an order from Trump to do so without "good cause".

President Trump is known to value the element of surprise. "And I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do", Mr Sekulow said. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise". Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. In contrast, Mr Sessions said that he had agreed with Mr Comey about the need for proper communications protocol between the White house and justice officials.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mr Mueller, declined to comment on Mr Ruddy's remarks.

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