Trump supporters turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

Trump called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said.

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy stood by his claims after the White House downplayed his comments and suggested he did not know what he was talking about.

Firing Mueller would be a politically explosive move that would raise new questions about Trump, whose dismissal of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mueller's appointment.

"I think it is a consideration the President has had, because (Robert) Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel", Ruddy told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Tuesday.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Rosenstein says the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller, and since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity. Should Trump decide to remove the special counsel, he could pursue two alternatives: order the Department of Justice to fire Mueller, or fire Mueller himself.

"These are people who are going to be after Trump", Gingrich said, adding that Mueller "apparently couldn't find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, and I just think that's a rigged game, and I think that it's a mistake to pretend this is going to be some neutral investigation".

"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", Ryan said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show".

Speaking earlier, House Speaker Paul Ryan said politicians should allow the special counsel to do his work. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week.

Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that if Trump fired Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.

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. "I never said I had a conversation", Ruddy said on CNN.

Sessions: But I'm not going to discuss any hypotheticals of what might be a factual situation in the future that I'm not aware of today because I know nothing about the investigation and have fully recused myself. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise". Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.

The speaker listed the policy issues that congressional Republicans were focused on like a bill on the House floor this week to improve accountability for veterans' health care, telling reporters, "We are focused on solving people's problems". Don't waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies.

Soon after Ruddy's remarks became public Monday night, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said: "Mr".

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