Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

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

The White House did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.

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

Sessions then recused himself in March from overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation probe and delegated that authority to his new deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein.

Trump has been known, in moments of frustration and stress, to vent threats of action to members of his inner circle. As such, he was conflicted and never should have accepted the appointment in the first place.

The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come.

And now, this: Trump is reportedly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed by the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to head the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in interfering in the 2016 election. For Mueller to lose his job, Trump only has to decide to fire him once.

Sessions previously recused himself from any involvement in the Russian Federation investigation due to his role as a prominent campaign adviser and surrogate. A spokesman for Kasowitz declined to comment. "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, get to these things". "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

Comey had his Federal Bureau of Investigation memos leaked to the New York Times to trigger the hiring of a special counsel.

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After all, he was speaker when the House impeached Bill Clinton for, among other things, obstruction of justice. If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he's got to do is fire him".

During testimony to a budget panel Rosenstein said he has seen no cause for Mueller's dismissal and that he will be given "full independence" from the Department of Justice to conduct his investigation.

He said he doubts Mueller can be trusted to carry out an impartial investigation.

Before Comey testified, Trump suggested there might be a White House recording of their private dinner, which Comey said he hopes there is.

"There are some real conflicts".

Gingrich and Ruddy said it would be a "mistake" for Trump to remove Mueller, although both said they see the probe as unnecessary. On Tuesday, Rosenstein signaled at a hearing that he would fire Mueller only for good cause and that he saw no reason now to do so. "I think he's weighing that option", Ruddy told Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

Two of those three maxed out in donations to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign.

During the Watergate investigation President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating a campaign of political spying and sabotage launched by a Nixon re-election committee. And his ability to endure a free-ranging investigation, directed by Mr. Mueller, that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most provokes his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team...

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