President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the idea that Trump might replace him.

It's one thing that US President Donald Trump abused his power and fired FBI Director #James Comey for investigating his ties to Russian Federation, which is technically obstruction of justice and might just get him impeached, but now the President's friend Christopher Ruddy says he's thinking of firing #Robert Mueller, too.

The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen.

Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Tuesday night to reporters that Mr. Trump interviewed Mueller "I believe the day before he was made special counsel".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday he had confidence in Mueller and that he should be left alone to conduct an independent investigation, NPR's Susan Davis reports. After all, the current version of Special Counsel was created under the Clinton administration, with the rules drafted by Janet Reno's Justice Department to put distance between the White House and Justice. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is recused from the Russian Federation investigation and can't either.

Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing, held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was considering dismissing Mueller.

In 1973 President Richard Nixon ordered his attorney general to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor who was leading the Watergate investigation.

On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans expressed concern about Mueller's fate and advised the president that he would be making a big mistake by firing him.

Ryan echoed that sentiment, calling the reports about the president possibly moving to fire Mueller "a rumor".

"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".

Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel.

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting, "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller".

The president thought because of Mueller's closeness to Comey - who was sacked by Trump on May 9 - the special counsel would be partial in his supervision of the investigation into Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

In his interview, Ruddy said Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel.

"Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive". Is that what's going on with floating the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller?

"The suggestion that I participated in any collusion ... is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions said. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise".

White House officials sought to downplay Ruddy's comments. "I can't imagine that anyone in the White House is seriously discussing that. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said. Mueller is widely respected by both Democrats and Republicans, but at the moment, the president is supposedly considering firing him!

The source of the media's furious reporting, Chris Ruddy actually sat down with White House Correspondent Kristen Welker for NBC Nightly News.

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

Related Articles

  • FDA delays revamped nutrition facts panel

    FDA delays revamped nutrition facts panel

    The deadline had been late July 2018. "We support this because we believing in giving consumers more transparency", Figel said. The debate over the Nutrition Facts deadline has exposed some interesting schisms in industry.

    Pentagon gets authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan

    Three US soldiers were killed and another wounded on Saturday when they were attacked by an Afghan soldiers, who was then killed. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he will provide details on a new strategy for the war in mid-July.

    Minecraft is getting a graphics upgrade

    Minecraft continues to be a dominant force in Microsoft's video game lineup, pioneering cross-platform play like no other. This August, the Better Together update will unify the block building game across almost every major platform .
  • Qatar coach quits despite win over South Korea

    Qatar coach quits despite win over South Korea

    Meanwhile, South Korea remain a point ahead of Uzbekistan in the race for the automatic second qualifying spot in the group. After landing here, Stielike said he'd take responsibility for the result but fell short of making an offer to resign.
    Plans to sue President Trump over allegedly taking foreign government payments

    Plans to sue President Trump over allegedly taking foreign government payments

    According to Racine, the lawsuit shows that state attorney generals can also serve as a check on executive power. Our role as an independent, fact-based news organization has never been clearer.
    House Sends VA Accountability Bill to President Trump

    House Sends VA Accountability Bill to President Trump

    Phil Roe, R-Tenn., before the vote. "We're bringing accountability", said Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., earlier in the day. The American Federation of Government Employees , the largest federal employee union, opposed the bill.
  • At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

    At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

    Sessions adamantly maintained he was not, but insisted that he was following the "historic polices" of the Justice Department. John McCain to interrupt Harris, as he had last week, and say the witness should be allowed to answer.
    Trump to host S Korea's Moon for White House talks

    Trump to host S Korea's Moon for White House talks

    President Moon Jae-in spoke Tuesday in opening remarks during his first official visit to Yongsan Garrison for a meeting with Gen. Han added, "As media reports suggested, the drone could inflict harm by mounting biological weapons and a shooting system".

    Trump Appears Unlikely to Hinder Comey's Testimony About Russia Inquiry

    The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations. Watch the One Love Manchester concert live on Channel 9, Monday at 8.45pm. .
  • ¥530 Million Loss Causes Japan to Reconsider its Approach to Cryptocurrencies

    ¥530 Million Loss Causes Japan to Reconsider its Approach to Cryptocurrencies

    Other Cryptocurrency Heists Perhaps the most concerning aspect of the Coincheck incident is that it is not the first of its kind. At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, many leaders reiterated warnings in the dangers of cryptocurrencies.
    Rodman's trip backed by digital currency for weed

    Rodman's trip backed by digital currency for weed

    He's now being freed, but this doesn't arrive as happy news because Warmbier has reportedly been in a coma for at least a year. Before his detainment in North Korea, Warmbier was entertaining a future in the finance industry, his parents have said.
    US college student freed from North Korea after falling into extended coma

    US college student freed from North Korea after falling into extended coma

    And Yun was dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release. Rodman told CNN he wasn't there to lobby for the release of any of the four Americans detained in the country.