Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

No longer out of bounds Trump allies question Mueller probe

"I think he's weighing that option", Mr Ruddy said in an interview on Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. "These investigations are important", Ryan said.

"As such", he said, "I have no knowledge about this investigation, as it is ongoing today, beyond what has been publicly reported".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, disputed that report. In a volley of hostility, last week media personality Rush Limbaugh took to the radio endorsing the suggestion for Trump to fire Mueller.

Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump, Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller.

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 US elections and possible Russian ties to Trump's campaign.

Rosenstein said he was also unaware of any "secret plan" to get rid of Mueller. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise".

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"If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says".

Second, what happens as Trump moves down the line of succession? Their attempts to frame Mueller's firing as a right-wing conspiracy came into full focus when the Times mentioned that conservative talk show hosts, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, called for Comey to be fired or to "step aside", respectively. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller. After responding that he had not, Rosenstein reassured Shaheen of his confidence in the process. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

Sources have told CNN that multiple advisers have counseled Trump against firing Mueller.

In an interview on CNN's "New Day", Ruddy said, "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". "I know. I wrote the rules".

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for public hearings in front of the budget-writing appropriations committees for the House and Senate. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., suggesting that the attorney general was "cowering" in the face of tough questioning.

Both Rosenstein and Sessions are testifying Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

The California Democrat said if the president opts to terminate Mueller from his position lawmakers will reappoint Mueller to the position.

As Mr Mueller builds his legal team, Mr Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe.

Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. "I always speak for myself and not the President". "That witness is the attorney general of the United States".

Donald Trump is in way over his head, and his presidency looks like it is living on borrowed time.

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An EU official said that despite its legal challenge, Slovakia had heeded the call to take in refugees and so escaped sanction . Sobotka said in a statement on Tuesday: "The Czech Republic doesn't agree with the relocation system based on migrant quotas".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also declined to offer his support for Mueller during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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