Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

Posted June 17, 2017

Ruddy, a longtime friend of Trump's who consults with him often, was at the White House on Monday.

"I think he's weighing that option", Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, told PBS' "News Hour" on Monday.

RUDDY: I already said I'm not going to reveal who my sources are, but that I felt confident in saying it. "The Attorney General shall inform the Special Counsel in writing of the specific reason for his or her removal", it says.

On top of the high-profile testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, the media was swarming over a rumor President Trump was looking to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. "President fires special counsel investigating his campaign aides for colluding with Russia"?

A senior political writer for the newspaper sounded the alarm in a piece titled, "Is Robert Mueller conflicted in Trump probe?"

"How dare you smear a man who served this country honorably for decades in both war and peace, winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart", Scarborough wrote.

On May 17 Mueller - who led the FBI until 2013 - was appointed by the Justice Department to head the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 American election.

Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former NY homicide prosecutor and now is of counsel at the NY law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases.

Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by Mueller have given political donations nearly exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records.

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The overwhelming majority of Ruddy's contributions have been to Republicans, but he also contributed to Joe Lieberman's independent bid for Senate in 2006 and he gave $500 apiece to the 2012 Democratic campaigns of Dave Aronberg for Palm Beach County state attorney and Maria Sachs for state Senate. "And the next day he's now maybe using some of that information in his investigation". Look who he is hiring.check fec reports.

"Time to rethink", he added. "His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity". When Trump feels unfairly treated by Mueller, he will discuss firing him.

Ruddy also stated that Trump would be within his right to fire Mueller since there are certain conflicts of interest that exist regarding the past relationship shared by the president and the special counsel.

'I mean, George, if there was a basis upon which there was a question raised that raised the kind of issues that are serious, as in the situation with James Comey, the president has the authority to take action, ' Sekulow continued. (Melania also reportedly told her husband "she believed the appointment of Mr. Mueller would speed resolution of the Russian Federation scandal", resulting in his exoneration.) "The pushback also represented growing willingness among staff members to try to keep Mr. Trump from making damaging mistakes", the Times reports, "an important internal change in a White House dominated by a president who often demands obeisance".

"I don't think donations are disqualifying at all, but if you represented the Clinton Foundation or Mrs. Clinton herself, that would be a bit disturbing", Graham said.

Several theories abound so far.

Second, he said Congress could muck up Mueller's investigation.

Mueller's appointment was prompted by memos from fired FBI Director James Comey that said Trump had urged him to drop an investigation of his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in connection with the case. He is nearly certain to be asked about the possibility of the president firing Mueller.

ROSENSTEIN: What I'm trying to explain, senator, is it would be inappropriate for me to do that, because he's recused from Department of Justice investigations, and we don't talk about the subject matter of investigations while they're ongoing.