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Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job

Former FBI agent says he’s ‘troubled’ by Comey’s relationship with special counsel Mueller Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job
Parmenio Sano | 18 Giugno, 2017, 03:36

Mueller was succeeded by James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein affirmed his support for Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday, despite recent suggestions that President Trump was weighing Mueller's dismissal.

So, Rosenstein continues, his determination on whether to carry out an order to fire Mueller depends on his judgment about whether there is good cause for him to do so. "I do believe he has a legal right to do it and I do think it was considered as an option, as the president's own attorney said". If Mueller was sacked, and he believed that it was not for good cause, Van Hollen asked, could Mueller go to the courts for recourse?

If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted.

"It's a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation", Gingrich said. Rosenstein appears to be saying that unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who serves at the pleasure of the president, there is a far higher bar to fire the special counsel - there must be good cause, and he wouldn't do it without good cause.

The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen.

On Tuesday night White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters flying with Trump on Air Force One that the president wasn't going to fire Mueller, tamping down such rumors.

Asked in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing if there was any cause to fire Mueller, Rosenstein flatly replied: "No".


Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Mr". He added, "I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly".

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. "And when asked I said that to the president". The Justice Department sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about the budget instead.

"You're not the witness who should be behind that table", Leahy said to Rosenstein.

While there's no doubt that when Trump first announced his candidacy, and many people still thought it was a publicity stunt, he had more positive press coverage, we still think 98 percent is too high a claim.

The deputy attorney general's testimony comes after Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said Monday that Trump was considering "terminating" the special counsel who is overseeing the Justice Department's wide-ranging inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments.

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.

"I also want a commitment from Jeff Sessions that he will resign if the president of the United States fires Bob Mueller", Blumenthal said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". A shining example of this is the way that former Speaker of the House and Trump supporter Newt Gingrich is acting.

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