Then again, Mr Comey's sacking was equally unexpected and Mr Trump's unconvincing explanations afterward about why he was sacked suggest anything is possible.
NPR reported on Friday that Mueller was being considered to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before being named special counsel. He added that fundraising records show some of the lawyers whom Mueller selected for his team have contributed to Democrats.
Gingrich said Trump is "pretty confident" that the Russian Federation investigation will go away.
Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. It may only be a matter of time before some of that attention is directed at Mr Mueller, however.
Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike. He said Comey had lied under oath, saying: "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren't true".
"James Comey said he reviewed his testimony with the special counsel and ... it's unusual to me ... that you have a situation - I think this is unprecedented - where the testimony was reviewed. Look who he is hiring".
In a February meeting, Comey said, Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Gingrich later clarified that the "bad people" he was referring to are the "people who are going to be after" the president. A special counsel is much harder to fire. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue.
"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Christopher Ruddy - who was at the White House Monday - told PBS'Judy Woodruff on "PBS NewsHour".
There had been speculations in Washington that the President wants to terminate Mueller as special counsel.
"I think it would be a mistake to fire Mueller, but I also think the basis of his investigation is flim-flam", he said.
Ruddy was at the White House on Monday, but he did not meet with the president, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
Then came the second nine on Friday, and all of a sudden Fowler had to play defense. "And I just unfortunately didn't execute". He is long and straight off the tee and an excellent chipper from closely mown areas around the green.
La ditta che ha portato avanti i lavori di ristrutturazione nel 2015, però, assicura di aver rispettato tutte le norme. Tra loro ci sono anche Gloria Trevisan e Marco Gottardi . " Ciao mamma, grazie per tutto quello che mi hai dato ".
Trump and his wife Melania visited Scalise in the hospital Wednesday evening, bringing the injured congressman flowers. The gunman, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson , died of wounds he sustained during a shootout with police.
E conclude: "Il MoVimento 5 Stelle " non perde tempo "pensando alle alleanze, alle cadreghe, alle lobby o alle cooperative. Pensiamo ai problemi delle persone, se chi governa facesse altrettanto oggi non saremmo qui".
Cosby maintained that Constand was a willing sexual partner and she hid the fact that the two had a romantic relationship. Cosby's lawyers argued that he and the woman, Andrea Constand , were lovers and that the encounter was consensual.
One of the victims was named as Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother. Commander Stuart Cundy said 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower on the night of the blaze are missing and presumed dead.
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic not part of Manchester United anymore, Mourinho seems to have found the ideal replacement in Morata. And Morata's agent, Lopez, has opened up on his clients future, revealing it's up to Real to consider United's offer.
It's a simple game plan that has worked well for Koepka throughout his career and has certainly delivered this week at the U.S. He was coasting along Friday, playing par golf and hanging out at the top of the leaderboard. "It always does that", he said .
Spicer refused to engage reporters who asked why the president won't give a clear-cut answer on the potential recordings. But it eliminates the possibility that he'd recreated a taping system used by Presidents Richard Nixon and John F.
Appearing on Bill Simmons' podcast , Durant revealed that Obama was among those to congratulate him on his first title. You can listen to the exchange through the link below, with excerpted conversation starting around the 43:30 mark.
Immelt to step down at GE, Flannery to take CEO post
GE said Immelt's departure was not triggered by outside influences and was the culmination of six years of succession planning. While CEO, GE returned $143 billion to investors in dividends, more than in the entire prior history of the company.
Cosby's lawyer, judge clash as jury pushes patience, clock
Constand initially reported her assault to the police in 2005, but the District Attorney at the time decided not to press charges. Defense attorney, Angela Agrusa, portrayed Constand as a woman who changed her story to many times and should not be believed.
Robben "Sto pensando al ritiro"
Quello che so è che tornerò in Olanda, a Groeningen . "Al momento penso solo al qui e ora". Sto iniziando sempre più a guardare avanti per tutto quello che accadrà dopo il ritiro.
US Open: How the Irish have fared on Day 2
The USGA said it would provide complimentary bottled water at all drinking water stations for the rest of the tournament. He made four birdies over the last six holes to salvage a 71, but he still missed the cut for the second straight year.
John Avildsen addio al regista di Rocky e Karate Kid
A dare la ferale notizia è stato il figlio Anthony, che ha comunicato la scomparsa del padre a causa di un cancro al pancreas. Almeno tre generazioni ha indossato i guantoni con Sylvvester Stallone e ralph Macchio ovvero con Rocky e Daniel LaRusso .
Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88
A family spokesperson told news outlets that Adam West died Friday night in Los Angeles after a battle with leukemia . All the best TV shows we miss from the 1990s to serve you a bit of warming nostalgia. "Hug your loved ones today".
Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby
Constand alleges that Cosby incapacitated her with blue pills and then molested her while she drifted in and out of consciousness. He co-starred in the 1960s espionage show " I Spy ", the first black performer to star in a weekly American TV dramatic series.
Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: 'Round 2 is coming'
The 11-day trial was expected to come at a high cost for the county. "You can't put a price tag on justice", Steele said. Meanwhile, Cosby's wife Camille has issued a statement criticizing the judge, prosecutors, and journalists.
Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win
In all five games, GSW forward was demolishing the Cavs averaging 35.2 points per game, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks. Durant's greatest moment of the finals and perhaps of his career came in the final moments of Game 3.