White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

Donald Trump is considering firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating if Russian Federation colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, a friend of the USA president said Monday. Dianne Feinstein of California, Rosenstein testified that now he would have to assent to Mueller's firing because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from investigations involving the 2016 campaign and that he would not now do so because he did not see the good cause that is required by the special counsel law.

When asked about rumors that the president was considering firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller, Sanders said the president wasn't planning on doing so any time soon.

The attorney general has recused himself from the Russia investigation - a decision he sought to cast on Tuesday as resulting from his role on the Trump campaign, rather than because of any inappropriate interaction with Russian officials.

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

If DT fires Robert Mueller, we officially pass Watergate & Trump becomes most corrupt POTUS of greatest scandal in U.S. history. "I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders", he said, emphasizing that the attorney general "actually does not know what we're investigating".

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.

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating.

The friend of Donald Trump who claimed the president is thinking about firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, slammed the White House on Tuesday for the way it handled his politically explosive remark.

For all the talk of how no one in the West Wing tells the president "no", many people do - though often unsuccessfully.

"I don't think donations are disqualifying at all, but if you represented the Clinton Foundation or Mrs. Clinton herself, that would be a bit disturbing", Graham said.

Ryan then added, 'So I think the best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job'.

Trump ally Chris Ruddy has caused quite a stir over the past 24 hours.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich led one line of attack with a tweet that said "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

By now anyone who values his sanity has stopped trying to predict what President Trump will do or say.

Anxiety about the probe - and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved - is percolating in the West Wing of the White House. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.

Mr Ruddy was at the White House on Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

Ruddy issued a terse response directed at Spicer, but also admitted he didn't speak to Trump personally about this. "It is certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could fire him, but that's the only person who has authority to fire him".

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