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Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

Parmenio Sano | 18 Giugno, 2017, 04:05

Rosenstein said he appointed Mueller and he stands by the decision.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and President Donald Trump should let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication. "Witch Hunt", the president said on Twitter, seeming to confirm the Wednesday report that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Some have questioned whether Mueller is too close to Comey.

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.

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