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Newt Gingrich changes his mind about Russian Federation special prosecutor Robert Mueller

Former independent counsel Ken Starr called the prospect of firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller an “insult to the Founding Fathers” in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday night.”I think he’s weighing that option”, Ruddy, who co-founded and serves as CEO of the very right wing media Newsmax TV and website.White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the Executive Mansion that day, but said he hadn’t met with the president and never spoke with him about the issue.Mr Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Mr Trump’s legal team, who told ABC in an interview on Sunday that he was “not going to speculate” on whether Mr Trump might at some point order deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to sack Mr Mueller.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. Sessions has recused himself from the investigation.Noted Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House, reversed himself this week and began attacking Mueller as a vicious partisan whose hiring of Democratic loyalists as deputies has cast his impartiality into doubt. Suffice to say that Trump would be nuts to think that these flimsy objections would provide him with cover if he made the disastrous decision to dismiss Mueller and abort the investigation.Ruddy also said Mueller was under consideration for the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation before he was appointed special counsel, as reported earlier by NPR.”The president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside”, he said.And given both men have accused each other of lying, Mr Trump’s offer to testify before Mr Mueller could set up a scenario where the President himself is accused of perjury. During the House hearing, New York Representative Nita Lowey asked Rosenstein if he had discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s termination with the White House, and if anyone directed him to write his recommendation of Comey’s dismissal.In his testimony June 8, Comey detailed his meetings with Trump before he was sacked May 9, including conversations in which the president referred to the Russian Federation investigations as a cloud over his presidency.Rosenstein says the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller. Trump, who expressed displeasure with Session’s withdrawal from the case, wouldn’t hesitate to apply pressure. I think that it’s a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation’.Some other Trump allies have also floated the notion in recent days of ditching Mueller.Apart from Rosenstein and Sessions, the only confirmed Justice official is Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general, whom the Senate approved on a party-line vote.Mr Trump claimed he had been personally vindicated by Mr Comey’s testimony last week confirming that he was not under investigation himself for links to Russian Federation. He proved as tough as Cox, successfully suing the White House for information, including Oval Office tapes that led to Nixon’s resignation nine months later.