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Ruddy Sticks To Story: Trump ‘Considered’ Firing Mueller

“I always speak for myself and not the President”. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.”The attorney general is still responsible for answering critical questions from this committee, ” Shaheen said. Mueller’s appointment was prompted by memos from fired FBI Director James Comey that said Trump had urged him to drop an investigation of his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in connection with the case. Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without “good cause”.The California Democrat said if the president opts to terminate Mueller from his position lawmakers will reappoint Mueller to the position.Rosenstein is charged with Mueller’s fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation.To read this article in one of Houston’s most-spoken languages, click on the button below.There have been so many things that people such as me and Ruddy told him he couldn’t or shouldn’t do, only to have Trump do them and then win the GOP nomination. and then the presidency. and then keep the Republican Party nearly completely united behind his presidency.Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump’s legal team, who told ABC in an interview Sunday that he was “not going to speculate” on whether Trump might at some point order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.Trump defied conventional wisdom last month when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey after allegedly entreating Comey to back away from the FBI’s Russian Federation probe.Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. “I have confidence in Bob Mueller”.Mueller is in charge of investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump´s campaign.If Mr. Rosenstein refused, Mr. Trump could fire him, too – a series of events that would recall the “Saturday Night Massacre” during Watergate, when President Richard M. Nixon sought to dismiss a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, who is close friends with President Trump, lashed out Tuesday at White House press secretary Sean Spicer and the communications team over a disagreement about whether the president might look to squash a special investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”I think the president is actually pretty confident that ultimately this is all going to come out in the wash and ultimately he’s still going to be president”.Ruddy said he spoke with Trump last week and he thought the president was “weighing” the option of firing Mueller judging by what the president’s lawyers have been saying.”I think he is considering perhaps terminating the special counsel”, Ruddy said.For his part, the Deputy Attorney General who made the call on appointing a special counsel (after Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter) told Senators today that he saw absolutely no reason to terminate Mueller.