More trouble for Trump's travel ban; friend suggests he might fire Mueller

More trouble for Trump's travel ban; friend suggests he might fire Mueller

"I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders", Rosenstein said.

Under Justice Department rules, Mr Trump would have to order Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mr Mueller. So that is what I would do. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Rosenstein said he found no good cause to fire Mueller. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday.

The targeting of Mueller's credibility among some of Trump's most prominent supporters began after Comey's testimony last week. "While the president has every right to" fire Mr. Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe.

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Ruddy was asked again later in the interview if Trump was actually contemplating firing Mueller, to which he replied, "Yes". Ruddy's remarks came on the heels of Trump loyalists growing louder with their calls that Mueller should be removed from heading up the Russian Federation probe.

As expectations mounted about the upcoming open hearing of attorney general Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill, a friend of the president added a new twist to the Russian Federation controversy by suggesting Donald Trump might be considering dismissing the special counsel investigating it.

Rosenstein was asked about it and answered this way, "You have my assurance that Director Muller will have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct the investigation". And leading Republican legislators on Tuesday waved off the idea of firing Mueller, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that his advice was to "let Robert Mueller do his job" and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voicing confidence in the special counsel.

"Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said.

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It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey.

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel. The senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, has already said on Twitter that Democrats would "immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller, " if Trump fired him.

"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy told PBS NewsHour Monday night, though he went on to say he thinks, personally, it would be a bad idea.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks.

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