Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 21:58
President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing special counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating the alleged Russian meddling in last year's United States presidential polls, the White House has said. He said Trump could even order the special-counsel regulations repealed and fire Mueller himself.
"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel; I think he's weighing that option", Ruddy told NewsHour's Judy Woodruff.
"I can't manage that they're going to be insane enough to go through with this threat", Schiff said later in an interview on MSNBC's "Hardball", adding: "I think it's just a way of raising doubts about this very good man who's respected by people on both sides of the aisle".
Ruddy was at the White House on Monday, but he did not meet with the president, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
Gingrich noted the congressional testimony last week of James Comey, whom Trump fired May 8 as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who acknowledged that he had leaked his own memos of his conversations with Trump to force the appointment of an independent counsel. Trump decided he had to fire Flynn on February 13, saying even as he did so that Flynn had done nothing wrong and shouldn't be punished. Sessions told senators on Tuesday that he'd recused himself because he was part of Trump's campaign. When asked about the interview by CNN, Ruddy said: "My quote is accurate".
Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. "With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment".
"I want a commitment from Jeff Sessions that he will not oppose those subpoenas on behalf of the president through the Justice Department. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside", Mr Sekulow said. "I know. I wrote the rules".
"Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". Rosenstein has served as acting attorney general for the Russian Federation investigation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from that investigation in March.
The Trump administration late Wednesday declined to comment about The Post's obstruction-of-justice report. Nixon directed his attorney general and deputy attorney general to fire Cox, but they refused and resigned. "I always speak for myself and not the President". She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller. Trump has made no decision to act against Mueller and insists that he knows the risks of doing so but people close to the president say Trump is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised, The New York Times said.