Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller - White House
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 5:33
The White House has been directing all questions related to this to Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "Chris speaks for himself".
The Washington Post said it interviewed five intelligence officials who wish to remain anonymous A spokesman for Trump's legal team responded by saying "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called on Congress to stop special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments.
"There are some real conflicts. He comes from a law firm that represents members of the Trump family", Ruddy said on PBS.
"I mean, these are people who are going to be after [President Donald] Trump", Gingrich told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Tuesday, adding that he believes the investigation should be curtailed given the biases associated with the case.
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Rosenstein said that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter, Mueller could only be fired by Rosenstein himself.
Mr Trump's friend Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax, went even further, suggesting the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mr Mueller. However, it's unclear whether Trump is truly considering firing Mueller. "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". "Look who is hiring".
Mueller is overseeing the special counsel investigating the potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and whether or not Russian Federation successfully meddled in the 2016 election. Some of the words in her tweet were capitalized.
Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein during an open Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing what he would do if Trump asked him to fire Mueller.