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Trump interviewed Robert Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump interviewed Robert Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

He said he will fire Mueller only if there was a "good cause" for it, "it wouldn't matter to me what anybody said".

High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. So that is what I would do.

"I did not talk to the president about the issue", Ruddy said.

Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump, Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller. Trump, who isn't typically shy about leveling criticism, especially on Twitter, hasn't commented on the longtime former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

First and foremost, Trump can not actually fire Mueller.

Former United States attorney Barbara McQuade, who served under the Barack Obama administration, told the Daily Beast if Trump fired Mueller "and it could be shown that his objective was to impede the investigation, it could be additional evidence of obstruction of justice".

But after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Gingrich said he'd changed his mind.

Several White House insiders say that is unlikely.

Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mr. Mueller, according to people familiar with the situation, was Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, whom Democrats mocked this week for publicly saying he feels "blessed" to serve Mr. Trump.

Rosenstein took over the investigation when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any dealings with the Russia probe on March 2 after his own dealings with Russian officials was disclosed.

"There is no secret plan that involves me", Rosenstein said.

In addition, lawmakers wanted Rosenstein to spell out the scope of Sessions' other recusal, specifically with regards to the Russia investigation, which Sessions announced after reports emerged that he had not fully disclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Ruddy issued a terse response directed at Spicer, but also admitted he didn't speak to Trump personally about this. Mueller has been silent since he was named to head the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, a week after Trump fired FBI chief James Comey expressing frustration over the probe.

Rosenstein: "As long as I'm in this position, senator, it will be my responsibility to make that decision".

Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the move would be a "disaster" and, he added, "There's no reason to fire Mueller".

Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so".

They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe?

"With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment", he continued.


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