Paul Ryan says everyone should just let Robert Mueller do his job

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Rosenstein may be asked to address the issue when he speaks at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning.

Ultimately, Ryan thinks Trump will heed the warnings and not move to fire the special counsel.

Asked if Trump would pledge not to interfere with Mueller's work, a lawyer representing the President said Sunday, "I'm not going to speculate on what he will, or will not, do".

If President Donald Trump decides to terminate special counsel Robert Mueller, then it's going to get very ugly very quickly.

House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear he doesn't agree with some who are urging President Donald Trump to fire the Justice Department's special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

But on Monday, Christopher Ruddy, who runs the conservative media outlet Newsmax and is friends with Trump, told PBS NewsHour that the president was thinking of calling for Rosenstein to dismiss Mueller. "Chris speaks for himself", Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

"I appointed him", Rosenstein said. Unusual security update for Windows XP MORE and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, were testifying about the Russian Federation probe, creating another media circus on Capitol Hill.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, tweeted Monday, "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

Mueller, who preceded Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was the longest-serving director since J. Edgar Hoover. Wanting to fire Mueller despite the fact that it would trigger a political Chernobyl seems like a fairly predictable Trumpian impulse, one which "almost everyone" around him is begging him not to indulge.

Comey said Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before Trump asked him in February to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.

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.

Leahy noted especially that he wants to know why Sessions "has provided false testimony to me and to Senator Franken" - referring to the last time that Sessions appeared before a congressional committee, for his confirmation hearing as attorney general.

"The chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the attorney general - and in this case, the acting attorney general", he said. Then, crucially, he says that according to the special counsel regulations, Mueller "may be fired only for good cause", and that he is "required to put that cause in writing".

Appearing before the senate appropriations sub-committee in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Rosenstein said that Mr Mueller would be given the independence needed to do his job.

A source close to Trump said the president is being counseled to avoid firing the special counsel.

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is set to testify before the Senate intelligence committee today, has recused himself from the investigation.

The Department of Justice declined to comment for this story.

The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe.

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