Then on Monday, Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy, a right-wing media executive, told "PBS NewsHour": "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". His spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, would later tell reporters the president "has no intention" to dismiss Mueller. In a major story, The New York Times claimed that Trump was angered by reports that Mueller was close to fired FBI Director James Comey and entertained the idea of firing the special counsel. During the Watergate investigation President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating a campaign of political spying and sabotage launched by a Nixon re-election committee.
Both Fleischer and Gingrich had previously vouched for the character and integrity of Mueller, who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Bush and whose term was extended an extra two years by Democratic President Barack Obama. A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him. The Times reported Trump had been bothered by conservative news reports that Mueller was close to James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director whom Trump fired in May.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. Trump has made no decision to act against Mueller and insists that he knows the risks of doing so but people close to the president say Trump is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised, The New York Times said.
Trump can not directly dismiss Mueller. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein offered assurances to lawmakers on Tuesday that he is exclusively responsible for Mueller's fate since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Donald Trump is in way over his head, and his presidency looks like it is living on borrowed time.
Sessions, a major Trump campaign supporter, disqualified himself on the advice of the department's ethics office after he had failed to disclose several meetings he had with top Russians during his confirmation hearings.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered a similar message, tweeting, "Now that we know TRUMP IS NOT UNDER INVESTIGATION, Sessions should take it back & fire Mueller". The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.
The Trump confidant told TheDC that this wording from Ruddy is clearly an attempt to convince the president that firing Mueller would be a poor decision. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments.
I thought OSU pressed at the plate at times on Saturday, and that cost them several opportunities to score more runs. Quincy Nieporte and Taylor Walls also contributed a hit apiece, combining for a double and a RBI. "We made mistakes.
La legge sullo ius soli garantirebbe più sicurezza? La legge sullo Ius Soli è una follia contro la quale ci opporremo. Queste le parole del segretario generale della Cei, parlando alla Repubblica delle Idee a Bologna.
ISIS militants have nearly been defeated in the two acclaimed territorial capitals of the group in Syria and Iraq. Both are still under attack by various groups fighting under the cover of air strikes by the US-led coalition.
Per il capogruppo leghista al Senato "in quest'aula la democrazie lascia il tempo che trova, va in base a come si sveglia Grasso". Pronta la reazione degli assistenti parlamentari che a fatica hanno riportato l'ordine in Aula.
Incredibly, it was a front-row player who was the star of the final as Asafo Aumuma scored a hat-trick from the hooker position. New Zealand coach Craig Philpott says it is disappointing Falcon won't be able to play in the final.
Legislation already exists to accomplish nearly exactly what Trump wants, as Congress has previously debated the matter at length. They point to the slow-going move from a radar-based system to one that uses GPS technologies as evidence of a need for change.
Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage. The tragedy has provoked a enormous response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim.
In Rogers senior year of high school alone, the big young man threw three no-hitters, one of them being a ideal game. Lewis could be a value pick for the Twins, who could save money to filter down and sign other draft choices.
Special agent David Bailey , who was hit in the ankle as he charged the suspect, threw the ceremonial first pitch. The hospital said Scalise will undergo additional operations and "will be in the hospital for some time".
Di queste ne abbiamo individuate 4 o 5 non propriamente di richiesta di informazione, ma chiaramente provocatorie. Ovviamente, la violazione dell'obbligo vaccinale comporta l'applicazione di significative sanzioni pecuniarie.
La potenza della Honda Civic HF 2014
Una potenza da non sottovalutare per una macchina di questa gamma, da accoppiare ad una guidabilità invidiabile. Da non sottovalutare anche il "Display Audio" da accoppiare (se richiesto) al sistema di navigazione.
Death toll from London inferno rises to 58
Hundreds have been left homeless, putting more pressure on officials in a city plagued by a chronic housing shortage. The fire at the 24-story building has led to community anger and protests over the British government's response.
Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition
His doctors cautioned, however, that he remained in critical condition and would "be in the hospital for some time". Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital.
PM arrives in Pakistan after participating in SCO summit
Zarif also held separate meetings with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev. According to reports, the meeting had taken place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit .
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. A number of police officers have formed a human guard at the reception of the town hall to stop anymore protesters entering.
58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire
Adding: "When we were looking at this when I was DPP in relation to other fires, we were looking at manslaughter charges". The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund for the victims.
Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history
Open leaderboard. "Yeah, it definitely can help, just because it's similar-type stuff, low round and history and stuff like that". It took until this, the 117th staging of the US Open, for a player to post a round of nine under par in this championship.
Microsoft venderà Xbox One X sotto costo
Nonostante il costo non certamente esiguo, la nuova console Xbox One X porterebbe alcun profitto a Microsoft . Abbiamo due console Xbox One S a 249 dollari e per fine anno Xbox One X , la console più potente di sempre.
Torino in musica, una settimana di festa
La musica , come da tradizione, nel mese di giugno la fa da padrone, con tanti concerti e spettacoli dal vivo. Ha inizio il 16 giugno la Festa della Musica, a Torino .
Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open
He is the biggest hitter among them, averaging 307.6 yards on his drives, and that ranks fifth on the PGA Tour . Koepka birdied his first two holes and made five on the day against just one bogey in a closing 4-under 68.