Friend says Trump is considering firing special counsel

Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior declined to comment on the possibility of Trump seeking to remove Mueller.

President Donald Trump interviewed Robert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey the day before the former FBI director was named special counsel, a White House official said Tuesday.

"I think he's weighing that option, " Ruddy said in an interview with the PBS NewsHour. In fact, we are so far apart that if he said the sky was blue, I would say, "Shut up, you orange-faced afterbirth, lying sack of Russian urine!" "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake even though I don't think there is a justification (for a special counsel)".

Late Monday evening, a senior White House official told CBS News that "Chris was speaking for himself and did not speak to the president".

Ruddy began by standing by his remarks, all while addressing the sharp notice he offered to Press Secretary Sean Spicer earlier this morning.

When asked about the issue by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions deferred to the President's account. "With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment". "(Attorney General) Jeff Sessions is recused here, so it would be up to (Deputy Attorney General) Rod Rosenstein, who was the person who just appointed Bob Mueller a couple of weeks ago".

That response came after a sudden burst of chatter about Mueller's termination. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Rosenstein said, "Senator, I'm not going to follow any order unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders".

On May 17, Gingrich tweeted that Mueller was a "superb choice" for special counsel. That's what I would do.

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Bharara said Trump, starting when he was still president-elect, made a series of "unusual" phone calls to him.

Democrats and Republicans largely approved of the naming of a special counsel last month to oversee the investigation, The Hill explained.

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month and has the authority to remove him, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, whether he has seen good cause to fire Mueller.

Fake NewsFox News have confirmed that this was all Rosenstein's shade to catch:Rosenstein's May memo critical of ex-FBI Director James Comey's performance was among the reasons cited by Trump and others in Comey's firing.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who named Mueller to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation, testified there was no reason to dismiss him, and said that he alone has the authority to do so.

As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe.

Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami.

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