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Deputy AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen.Ruddy’s speculation that Trump might fire Mueller was probably derived from Jay Sekulow’s ABC interview Sunday where he said that he was “not going to speculate” on whetherTrump might order Rod Rosenstein, to fire Mueller. That’s what I would do.She said Mr Trump was not able to watch much of Mr Sessions’ testimony, but he thought Mr Sessions “did a very good job” and was especially “strong” on denying any collusion between Mr Trump’s campaign and Russian Federation. “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”.A White House official stressed that Ruddy “speaks for himself”, not the Trump administration.PBS’ Judy Woodruff reported Monday that President Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that President Trump is “considering perhaps terminating” Mueller – a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. The deputy attorney general also said: “I’m confident (Mueller) has full independence”.”I don’t think Newt said that”, Graham told reporters.Ruddy was at the White House on Monday but did not meet with the president, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein at a budget hearing Tuesday what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the USA elections and possible Russian ties to Trump’s campaign. After responding that he had not, Rosenstein reassured Shaheen of his confidence in the process.While Ryan did not say what he and other GOP lawmakers would do if Trump sought to fire Mueller, his words signaled that such a move would not be tolerated and may have been meant to influence the president.Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller.At the time, Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign.Mueller was the Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013.They say Mr Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Mr Trump’s ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.In addition, Trump watched portions of Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in flight to Wisconsin from Washington, CNN reports.