Ryan on Mueller: Let special counsel 'do his job'

The Latest Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump, Christopher Ruddy, said the president is considering firing Mueller.

Former United States attorney Barbara McQuade, who served under the Barack Obama administration, told the Daily Beast if Trump fired Mueller "and it could be shown that his goal was to impede the investigation, it could be additional evidence of obstruction of justice".

They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

Investigators are said to also be looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates.

Surely the president knows that firing the special counsel without an absolutely valid, ironclad reason would blow up in his face.

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears.

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. "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity". National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, both declined to discuss their own Trump communications during a hearing last week.

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The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Scalise remained in critical condition on Thursday after the latest surgery. MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement updating his status that the other patient "is in good condition".

The White House said Trump's push is aimed at training workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at a time of historically low unemployment. "With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment".

"Chris speaks for himself", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy White House press secretary.

Trump interviewed Mueller for the director's position days before Rosenstein picked Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe, Sanders confirmed Tuesday.

Several theories abound so far. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations", Rosenstein said in his statement.

"In this case, we have what could serve as a trial balloon", he said on "Anderson Cooper 360", suggesting that it might be a way to test public reaction. If John F. Kennedy had fired J. Edgar Hoover over investigating and wiretapping Martin Luther King Jr., would people have thought it was obstruction?

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. "Don't waste our time".

Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. That, to me, is the smartest thing to do, the best thing to do, and that's what I think hopefully will happen.

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