President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says
President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says
19 Giugno, 2017, 03:57
Rosenstein could refuse and leave the job to someone down the hierarchy, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself on the Russian Federation probe, he said.
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 attorney general is the one who has to fire him", said CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on "Anderson Cooper 360".
The White House forcefully disputed Ruddy's claims, saying he speaks for himself, not the president.
"Under the regulation, special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause and I am required to put that cause in writing".
Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the investigation intensifies.
The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team.
Starr, however, warned that Mueller should be careful not to "wander outside the bounds of professionalism and basic integrity" - as those would be grounds to fire him. An aide familiar with the meeting said it was held to discuss the investigations, including ways that the parallel inquiries don't interfere with one another.
For many, the prospect of Mueller's firing immediately brought to mind the 1973 dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal. "I think there's a conflict there".
It's believable enough. After all, Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
"I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", Rogers said.
The reports Mueller may be replaced drew immediate outrage from Democrats.
"I think that Mueller shouldn't have taken the position", Ruddy said, "if he was under consideration and had a private conversation with the president and was privy maybe to some of his thoughts about that investigation or other matters before the bureau".
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.
Schiff told CNN's Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.
Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Rosenstein, not the president - though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".
Under Department of Justice rules, it is actually up to the deputy attorney general to make that call, though the president could bypass that protocol.
Why would Trump's friend discuss this publicly? Now they go for obstruction of justice - phony story. "Why don't you tell me?" Democratic senators on the committee attempted to clarify the boundaries of Sessions' recusal, something they say is unclear.
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Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's White House agenda. The White House confirmed that Mueller was among the candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey.
But the social media backlash was just another episode in the Southern Baptist Convention's fraught history on race. The SBC's Executive Committee has launched an investigation into why churches are refusing to support the ERLC.
One man held a poster of a missing person, and shouted that he wanted to speak to the queenabout lost children. "Just own up. The government has ordered a judge-led inquiry into Wednesday's disaster, which is under pressure to act quickly.
ABC News reported that Mr Rosenstein has told colleagues privately that he may have to step aside from the investigation. A source close to Trump's legal team insisted to the Guardian that "the president was not confirming the investigation".
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