Why Trump can not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he sees no reason why special counsel Robert Mueller should stop leading the probe into Russian interference in last year’s US election.Ruddy, who is the CEO of conservative media company Newsmax, told PBS Newshour that Mueller’s days might be numbered.The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump has “no intention” of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.Terminating Mueller would be the second time Trump has fired a senior law enforcement official investigating the Russian Federation issue – the first being Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey – and would run the risk of sending an even more unambiguous signal the president is axing everyone closing in on a truth he would like to keep secret. Sessions formally recused himself from the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he had misled Congress about his contacts with the Russian ambassador, but he nonetheless played a role in Comey’s firing.Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump, Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller.”I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!”Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., raised questions regarding Mueller’s independence, however. She asked whether he has seen “any evidence of good cause” to fire Mueller.Multiple House Republicans said that there was no discussion about the special counsel at the weekly GOP meeting.Trump’s attorney took to ABC News to say he wouldn’t “speculate” on whether or not Trump would fire Mueller.”The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies”. “Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue”, an official said.The White House was quick to react to the reports.Said Ryan: “I know Bob Mueller”.Rosenstein is appearing before the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice’s budget because Attorney General Jeff Sessions cancelled his scheduled appearance after agreeing to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. Coulter suggested that because Comey had testified that Trump hadn’t been personally under investigation while he was FBI director, the goal of Mueller’s commission “is now over”.”We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic”, Comey said.Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon.”Subject to the possibility of being fired for ‘good cause, ‘ Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded”, Starr writes.Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump’s confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence “in all of his Cabinet”.