Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

Later Tuesday afternoon, Democratic lawmakers intend to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his meetings with the Russian ambassador and the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey when the former Alabama senator testifies Tuesday.

A source close to the president said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move such as firing the special counsel. At Tuesday's Senate committee hearing, Democrats are likely to press Sessions for a commitment to remain recused. We don't know if it's going to happen or if it won't happen.

Rosenstein said that, under the special counsel regulations, he is the only department official with the authority to get rid of Mueller.

After to Comey's dismissal, Trump reportedly expressed that he would have fired Comey regardless of Sessions' and Rosenstein's recommendation, also referencing his disapprobation of the DOJ investigation into alleged ties between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, according to VICE News.

Neither Trump nor Attorney General Jeff Sessions has offered public support for Mueller.

"But I think it would be unusual that he would have a confidential conversation and then a few days later become prosecutor of the person he would be investigating", he added.

Shortly after Mueller's appointment was announced last month, Trump floated the idea of firing him, but staffers sought to squash the idea, which they believed would "turn a bad situation into a catastrophe", The Times reported Tuesday.

Mueller was already granted a waiver by the Justice Department to lead the investigation despite a possible conflict of interest stemming from his law firm's representation of some of the people caught up in the investigation, including former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser. The White House clarification has come amidst reports that Trump is contemplating firing Mueller.

"I think he's weighing that option", Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax Media and a longtime friend of Trump, said.

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"Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

On Monday night, American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan said that Ruddy's comments which claimed Trump might terminate Mueller caused "mass hysteria" in the White House. Democrats and millions of Americans won't buy it, but Mueller's reputation would be hard to question and that could put an end to it.

Former FBI director is too close to his successor, James Comey, to be impartial.

Spicer did not outright discount the notion of removing the special counsel, but he noted Ruddy was not a spokesman for Trump. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so.

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 is advising the White House on how to handle the investigation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

"Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive". I never said that the President told me. Still, he added, "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise". Ruddy later confirmed the comment to CNN.

Top House GOP leaders appeared frustrated at the news conference about the multiple questions about Mueller's probe and what might happen if he were forced out of his position.

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