‘Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel’

“I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility”, Bennett said of 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 goal was to impede the investigation, it could be additional evidence of obstruction of justice”.”This is an illegitimate special counsel”, Ruddy said.They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump’s ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe. He says he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed it and “we both agreed that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probably the best thing”.High-profile supporters of Donald Trump are turning on the man investigating Russian interference in the United States election and possible collusion with the president’s campaign – with one suggesting Mr Trump was considering “terminating” him. The answer depends on the reasons Trump gives for firing Mueller, the manner in which he does it, the precise reaction in DOJ, and what the nation’s reaction is.Mueller has been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, but not everyone is a fan.At a morning press conference, Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy grew frustrated at reporters asking about Mueller, insisting there was no story.He brought on three partners from his former law firm, WilmerHale, with significant litigating experience in high-stakes cases.Welker underlined that “obviously, Democrats would disagree with you, and a lot of Republicans would disagree with you”.- Jeannie Rhee contributed $16,450 to Democrats from 2008 to 2016. He is at the Senate committee first and goes to the House one at 2 p.m. ET. “And the next day he’s now maybe using some of that information in his investigation”.Gingrich added that those who believe the investigation is going to be “neutral” and “professional” are “delusional”. Look who he is hiring. “Time to rethink”, he tweeted. Neal Katyal spelled out three ways to thwart this kind of criminal probe in a Washington Post piece titled, “Trump or Congress can still block Robert Mueller”.Less than a month ago, he called Mueller a “superb choice”, someone whose “reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity”.Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing.”Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue”, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the US and declared it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Donald Trump to the White House.Several theories abound so far.”It’s a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation”, Gingrich said.The latest appointments from Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation could be a more ominous indication of trouble on the horizon for the Trump administration. “Don’t waste our time”.While in theory it is possible that Congress could reauthorize the independent counsel law, it would not necessarily be smooth sailing given that Republicans control Congress.