Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidant
02:28, Jun 14, 2017
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he wouldn't follow orders from President Donald Trump or anyone else to fire special counsel Robert Mueller unless they were "lawful and appropriate orders". But if President Trump or his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, wanted to eliminate Mueller, they could: The law that would've stopped them has expired. "If there were good cause, I would consider it; if there weren't good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody said".
Rosenstein took over the investigation when Sessionsrecused himself from any dealings with the Russia probe on March 2 after his own dealings with Russian officials were disclosed.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) asked Rosenstein about these reports before reading several regulations for when a special prosecutor can be removed from their position. 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".
Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, had been at the White House prior to his conversation with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, the New York Times reported.
His comments prompted a response from Press Secretary Sean Spicer who said, 'Mr.
Ruddy, who did not claim to have spoken to the president about the matter, appeared to confirm comments made by Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow.
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Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. The goal of my appointment of Special Counsel Mueller was to ensure that there'd be public confidence in the outcome of that investigation, and he now has responsibility for that, and I think that if there are any questions, they should be directed at him, and I know he's going to do the right thing as I would and defend the integrity of the investigation.
Mueller has wide authority to look into matters related to Russian election meddling, including collusion with Trump operatives, financial links between Trump and Russia, and Trump's possible efforts to obstruct the inquiry.
"I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen", Ryan told conservative commentator Guy Benson. A top Justice department official also said there was no "special plan" to fire Mueller but the caveats he put into the issue generated speculation as to whether the White House is indeed considering such an idea.
Less than a month ago, he called Mueller a "superb choice", someone whose "reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity".
Taking the opposite approach, Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, found this to be so troublesome that he recommended Trump give Mueller the boot.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email, "Chris speaks for himself".
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Comey, who was sacked in May, said this assessment was a "high-confidence judgment" of the entire American intelligence community. But he added: "Again, I take the president's words". "And I said, 'Why would I do that?' And she said, 'Just call it a matter'".
Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors 137-116
James said his teammates were upset by comments made by fiery Warriors forward Draymond Green . "Not going to overreact to one". He had 24 points with 3 3-pointers in Game 1, but then followed that up with only 19 points and 2 3-pointers in Game 2.
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