From left, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, listen as Vice President Mike Pence, right, speaks during a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Ro. A special counsel is much harder to fire.
Chris Ruddy to @JudyWoodruff: President Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who he considered for another position. "He did not hire a single Republican in the first wave".
But Ryan said: "Well, I'm not going to get into hypotheticals".
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that a history of political giving is not a disqualifier for those who work for the Department of Justice's special counsel investigating Russian interference in US elections. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assured Congress Tuesday that he would obey a presidential order to fire Mueller only if it were "lawful and appropriate". "No, senator, it is not a disqualification", Rosenstein said. And if there were good cause, I would consider it.
"It doesn't matter who the order comes from, good cause would be based on the reasons for the proposed removal", he said. "It is certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could fire him, but that's the only person who has authority to fire him. I never said I had a conversation", Ruddy said on CNN.
It's hard to say whether firing Mueller would lead to the impeachment that Ruddy fears; Trump, after all, fired James B. Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director and has (thus far) lived to tell the tale.
Still, top Democrats on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee fumed that Sessions had abruptly canceled his appearance there, with Sen.
COLLINS: And second, if President Trump ordered you to fire the special counsel, what would you do? She asked whether he has seen "any evidence of good cause" to fire Mueller.
SHAHEEN: As I understand, Mr. Rosenstein, in this matter you are actually the one exercising hiring and firing authority, because Attorney General Sessions is recused. Cox was eventually fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork. That would have to be done by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from DOJ's Russian Federation investigation.
Since the Justice Department's ethics office has already decided that Mueller doesn't have a conflict resulting from his law firm's representation of Trump family members, that argument looks soft. That, to me, is the smartest thing to do, the best thing to do, and that's what I think hopefully will happen. Ryan said during an interview on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.
The GOP leaders said they have not voiced their position to the president on whether the Mueller should continue his work nor have they weighed whether they would re-establish the independent counsel if he is terminated. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont have sought an FBI investigation.
During the hearing, ostensibly about the Justice Department's budget priorities, senators from both sides of the aisle repeatedly peppered Rosenstein with questions about whether he would agree to Mueller's firing under the current circumstances. At the last hearing I attended, I explained that it would require a long time to explain exactly why.
At the time, Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign.
"Chris Ruddy speaks for himself", Spicer said.
Ruddy did not dismiss the White House communications team's words, but he did call Spicer's statement "bizarre".
President Donald Trump could be weighing the termination of special counsel Robert Mueller from his oversight of the federal Russian Federation investigation, Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the conservative Newsmax Media and a friend of President Trump, told PBS NewsHour'sJudy Woodruff on Monday. But the narrative has gotten oxygen from Ruddy and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has urged Trump to end the investigation. " he continued. "I think the president himself gave his own communications department a C-plus".
The 89 points Golden State finished with that evening would stand as its lowest total of the season with Durant in the lineup. Last year, as everyone knows, the Warriors were a handful of plays from staking "best team ever status" deep in the topsoil.
Current labels only cite amounts of total sugar in a product, which might include naturally occurring sugars, the AP said. Bailey, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C. -based Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Esplorazione, enigmi e scelte in grado di cambiare il corso della narrazione saranno gli elementi cardine del gameplay . Indubbiamente la migliore conferenza PRE-E3 2017 sia dal punto di vista del ritmo che dalla line-up presentata.
But I think they'll play tremendously different ". "I'm like there's no need to injure my wrist this week before I tee off". Open has always been a bit harder than at the ( British) Open or any of the other ones", Stenson said.
She settled a 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby for an undisclosed sum, though jurors did not hear about that case. The judge said he was not permitted to give any definition of the phrase, and the jury resumed its deliberations.
Questa volta è accaduto in Salento e ha causato il ferimento di una quindicina di passeggeri e di un macchinista . Una donna ha una ferita lacero-contusa alla fronte e probabilmente le saranno applicati punti di sutura.
Then when he split from Miami in 2014 and returned to Cleveland, LeBron joined Kyrie Irving , one of ... best point in game, with power Kevin to a that good to the team all-time the 2016 Finals. "Well, it's two-sided because me - don't know", James.
Macron's office said the leaders will discuss ways to boost anti-terrorism efforts both bilaterally and on a European level. The statement came ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Paris to meet President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Ullmark completed the final year of his rookie contract and was eligible to become a restricted free agent next month. If the Sabres decide to protect Lehner, Botterill will just hope Vegas doesn't take Ullmark off their hands.
Nintendo Announces New Breath of the Wild DLC
Not many details are known about the DLC pack right now but they did release a trailer for it which you can find below. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game packs countless hours of play into a vast world of discovery.
Blaney holds off Harvick for win at Pocono
In the first round of qualifying, Busch was second at 178.056 miles per hour behind Kyle Larson , who ran 178.625 miles per hour . The team has won at least one race in each of the last six decades, but none since Trevor Bayne took the Daytona 500 in 2011.
'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' is Slated for Holiday 2017
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 kicks off the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight, highlighting story details for the newest airborne adventure. After assuming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would launch in 2018, Nintendo has revealed it's arriving much sooner than we thought.
USA envoy to Qatar to step down in middle of crisis
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Monday that Doha "still had no clue" why Arab states had cut ties. The Kremlin said that the row was not helping to unite efforts to try to find a Syria settlement or fight terrorism.
E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is Coming For Nintendo Switch
Nintendo is finally taking another crack at the Metroid series, and this time with Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch . Nintendo's E3 2017 online press conference has announced that Metroid Prime 4 is now in development for Nintendo Switch.
Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game 1 of NBA Finals
The Golden State Warriors Senior VP of Business Development Brandon Schneider warned fans to be aware of fraudulent tickets. Cleveland's postseason dominance aside, there are plenty of reasons to think Golden State will have no trouble in Game 1 .
Genova, Cassimatis contro Grillo: "Flessione M5S tutta colpa sua"
E basta "con i discorsi della Lega eccessiva su immigrazione, sicurezza, Europa" perchè "senza di noi non si va da nessuna parte". Al ballottaggio il candidato del centrodestra Marco Bucci con il 38,8% e quello del centrosinistra Gianni Crivello con il 33,4%.
Iran: Zarif, ripugnanti parole Trump su attacchi Teheran
Un terrorista si è barricato in una stanza del complesso molto ampio del Parlamento e ha detto di indossare una cintura esplosiva. Non c'è stata finora alcuna rivendicazione, sebbene stile e finalità degli assalti rientrino nella prassi jihadista .