Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Several high-profile Trump-supporting media figures are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to be dismissed accusing him of partisan bias

Several high-profile Trump-supporting media figures are calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to be dismissed accusing him of partisan bias

NPR reported last week that Mueller had been on the White House shortlist to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director before the Justice Department named him as special counsel.

Ruddy could not say, however, that Trump suggested that to him directly.

Moreover, she pointed out that Mueller's team of attorneys is anti-Trump, so how can they possibly be objective when investigating alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign?

"I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel", Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Tuesday.

"I think it would be a mistake to fire Mueller, but I also think the basis of his investigation is flim-flam", he said.

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. "I think it is", Ruddy said.

Sen. Angus King, one of the members of the intelligence committee who will be questioning Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, tells TODAY that "the president can not fire Bob Mueller": he must ask the attorney general do so.

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The second biggest foreign tourist group is from Germany. "I do believe that end is in the very near future", he said. From there, two lawmakers - and not the State Department - got in the driver's seat with Trump , sources tell FP.

Mueller's investigation will oversee an FBI probe into whether members of Trump's campaign team and his associates colluded to help Russian Federation with its interference in the election.

"I won't mince words", Leahy told Rosenstein during his opening statement. So let's briefly review this most abnormal chain of events: The president was informed on January 26 that the FBI was investigating his national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel.

Mueller had earned the respect by both Democrats and Republicans during his 12-year leadership as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, serving both the Bush and Obama presidencies from 2001-2013. If Rosenstein refused, Trump could fire Rosenstein.

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. If you thought the crowd numbers at the major anti-Trump rallies have been large, just wait and see what happens if Trump fires Mueller. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. "And I'm not going to speculate on what he will or will not do", Sekulow said on ABC in an interview Sunday.

Rosenstein said "no, I have not", when asked by Sen. Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. "Don't waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies". But as prosecutors sometimes say about those under investigation: We may not know what he did wrong, but he does. "With respect to this subject, only the president [or] his attorneys are authorized to comment".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email, "Chris speaks for himself". He declined further comment.

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