Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
World News | By Cecilia Wilkerson

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

"Look, you should really speak to the White House", Ruddy declared. "Comey admitted he leaked the memo to the New York Times, to the press, hoping it would bring about a special counsel which, by the way, turned out to be his best buddy, his BFF Robert Mueller".

On Trump's plane ride home after a trip to Wisconsin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to".

Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal.

Ruddy spoke to Kristen Welker on MSNBC Tuesday and refused to reveal what "sources" in the White House told him that Trump was considering letting Mueller go, but confirmed that it wasn't the president himself.

Trump ally Chris Ruddy has caused quite a stir over the past 24 hours. However, the White House has denied his claims.

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Ruddy fired back Tuesday morning to Politico, saying in an email that Spicer's statement "doesn't deny my claim the President is considering firing Mueller" and "says I didn't speak to the president about the matter - when I never claimed to have done so". "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorised to comment".

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating.

With few exceptions, Trump's allies are urging him not to move to dismiss Mueller, which would be both politically and technically complicated. Susan Collins of Maine what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, Rosenstein said, "Senator, I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders".

During testimony to a budget panel Rosenstein said he has seen no cause for Mueller's dismissal and that he will be given "full independence" from the Department of Justice to conduct his investigation.

Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013 under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

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This immediately led to the "Saturday Night Massacre" with the resignations of the Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus on October 20, 1973. Nixon was eventually able to convince the DOJ's third in command, Solicitor General Robert Bork, to fire Cox.

Thus, a Trump attempt to fire Mueller could play out in a variety of ways, depending on the reaction of the Justice Department. Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, has also advised against firing Mr. Mueller.

Under Justice Department rules, Mr Trump would have to order Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mr Mueller.

If Trump did indeed end up successfully firing Mueller, Congress would constitute his next hurdle.

In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again.

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President Trump has railed against the Russian Federation investigation, describing it as a "witch hunt". "But they've chosen the wrong man".

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