Yesterday, a close confidant of Trump, Newsmax website chief executive Chris Ruddy, said following a White House visit that the president is considering firing Mueller.
The Times reports that Trump was talked out of firing Mueller by his staff, but this isn't the last that we are probably going to hear about the President trying to fire someone who is investigating him because that is what guilty people do.
Rosenstein said he was the only Justice Department official who could dismiss Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian investigation because of his staunch support of Trump during the campaign and later revelations that he had met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington. The Times reported Trump has been bothered by conservative news reports that Mueller was close to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
"The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job", Ryan said, adding he had confidence in Mueller. Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr. Trump would take such a drastic step, and White House officials said Mr.
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.
Ruddy sparked a media firestorm on Monday when he told the "PBS NewsHour" that Trump is considering firing Mueller.
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"I think we should let Bob Mueller do his work and get to the bottom of it, and get to the bottom of it quickly so that he can be vindicated, get to these things".
Some Republicans have raised questions about Mueller's ability to conduct an impartial and professional investigation pointing, one, to his well-known friendship with Comey, who might be called as a star witness as some stage, and, two, members of his team of lawyers who donated to the Democratic party.
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.
Gingrich said on Twitter that 'Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair.
Gingrich also said Trump is confident that Mueller will find he did nothing wrong, but Gingrich worries.
Sanders' comment follows several days of speculation as to whether Trump was thinking about firing Mueller. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.
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According to a senior White House aide, there are no private conversations taking place about firing Mueller, and a White House spokesperson said Ruddy "speaks for himself".
"Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email, "Chris speaks for himself".
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on April 19.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks.
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