Rosenstein said that, under the special counsel regulations, he is the only department official with the authority to get rid of Mueller. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said.
"The attorney general is still responsible for answering critical questions from this committee, " Shaheen said. Gen. Jeff Sessions rightly recused himself from any investigation connected with the election.
The night before Tuesday's senate intelligence committee hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the sudden question of whether President Donald Trump might fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller prompted alarm from Democrats and notes of caution from Republicans.
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.
Mueller was appointed special counsel for the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey early last month.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich led one line of attack with a tweet that said "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". "I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don't think there is a justification [for a special counsel]".
Ruddy said the president was weighing whether to dismiss Mueller because of concerns about conflicts of interest.
Ruddy toldCNN on Tuesday that Mueller and Trump "had a private conversation" and suggested it was "unethical" before the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was named special counsel. And, again, if Trump fired him, that would be a selfish act of obstruction of justice, and again, it would be grounds for impeachment. The attorney general is expected to be closely questioned about his contacts with Kislyak and his role in last month's firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
According to the report, Trump has told staff, visitors and advisers over the last week that he thought Mueller was part of a "witch hunt" against him.
"In the best case, the president is to be vindicated by allowing this investigation to go on thoroughly and independently", Ryan told reporters Tuesday.
Now, Trump could order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.
Donald Trump is in way over his head, and his presidency looks like it is living on borrowed time. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. If the insane scenario that got me to this point in the hypothetical decision chain materializes, Congress would rise up quickly to stop the President, and the pressure on the cabinet would be enormous as well. Ruddy had not met directly with the President while he was there. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. "Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", an official said.
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.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks.
If that death toll is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since the Second World War. Fire engulfed the social housing block, where as many as 600 people lived in more than 120 apartments.
The now-unemployed comedienne had a different view of respect or disrespect for the presidency five years ago, however. According to TMZ , Barron Trump panicked when he saws the beheaded image of his father on TV and thought it was real.
Spicer said that he would have an announcement on the matter when he was ready. "You'll be very disappointed in the answer", Mr. In this case, that means Trump could deliver his own sworn testimony, which the president has said he's prepared to do.
However, Republican Senator Marco Rubio said it was the State Department that was concerned about the sanctions and not Trump. It includes language that would prevent President Trump from lifting the sanctions without congressional approval.
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".
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.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his team deserved their point but admitted there was work to be done going forward. The first goal of the after noon came from Portugal's Quaresma with the assist by Ronaldo in the 34th minute.
Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. Even with the progress over the last two days, though, Sava said Scalise will remain in the hospital for the near future.
Nor did he deny he has entered the miniscule ranks of sitting presidents who have become the subject of a criminal investigation. As a rule, there are a lot of career options for former FBI Directors and Attorneys General.
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Fed raises rate to 1-1.25%, hints at further hike
The rise was widely anticipated after a low unemployment rate, but other economic gauges, including inflation , have been weaker. But the moves were overshadowed by inflation and retail sales data earlier in the day that fell short of market expectations.
LONDON TERROR: 10 pedestrians hit near United Kingdom mosque
Photos posted on social media showed a huge police response with dozens of police cars and riot vans pictured within a cordon. A number of resources have been sent off to the incident at Seven Sisters Road, London Ambulance stated. "Inquiries continue.
Casey overcomes triple-bogey to tie for US Open lead
He birdied three straight holes to move into second at 6 under, one shot back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele. The Canadian shot a second round two-over 74 but is still in the mix heading into the weekend at two-under par.
Protests erupt over London fire response
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.
French favourite Kiki dumped at Roland Garros
Bacsinszky and Ostapenko are set to meet on Thursday - which will be both players' birthday - with a place in the final at stake. She was playing her third consecutive French Open quarter-final on Tuesday and is now into her second semi in three years.
Russia's military says may have killed IS leader Baghdadi
The report of al-Baghdadi's death comes as the Islamic State suffers major setbacks in which it has lost wide swaths of territory. It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria .
Portugal forest fire kills at least 62
Three people were killed and over 1,000 evacuated in the Portuguese island of Madeira due to the fierce wildfires a year ago. Portugal's team is in Russian Federation , where it is set to start the Confederations Cup later on Sunday against Mexico.