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Trump's allies question if special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is too political

19 June 2017

Rosenstein would be the one to fire Mueller, which he repeatedly assured senators Tuesday he would not consider without "good cause". He interviewed the day before a few days before he was appointed special counsel with the president who was looking at him potentially to become the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the us election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

Gingrich said that he "began to change" his opinion when former FBI Director James Comey made an "arrogant statement" last week during his testimony that he "felt he had the right to leak" information "specifically in order to get a special counsel".

Conservative media, led by Newsmax CEO and Trump friend Chris Ruddy, have suggested that the interview shows Mueller has a conflict in his special counsel investigation.

While speaking to Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour, Ruddy said that he thinks the president is weighing that option.

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The Washington Post actually outlines a scenario Trump would take in order to fire Mueller that is exactly parallel to Nixon's methods in Watergate, though Trump himself, nor anyone else in his administration, has said he would fire Mueller.

But even if Congress created an independent commission to continue the Trump-Russia probe - as Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff has said he would pursue if Trump fired Mueller - it does not have the power to press charges or seek civil penalties.

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears. But both appearances, however, are being overshadowed by Sessions' public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing.

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Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions, one of the president's earliest high-profile backers.

Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal.

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He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so.

Donald Trump is considering firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating if Russian Federation colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, a friend of the U.S. president said Monday. Lindsey Graham of SC tried to clarify where that line for "good cause" was.

CNBC journalist Kayla Tausche saw Ruddy leave the White House before making the news on Monday morning.

"If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". Richardson refused and resigned, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus.

It would be hard to make the case, he said, that the experience of interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director would make it impossible for Mueller to fairly exercise the broad discretion afforded to prosecutors.

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation.

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Members of both parties expressed exasperation with Trump's continuing commentary about the Russian Federation investigation . But legal analysts say few criminal investigations begin with an identified target. "There's a lot of information yet to go".

Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States.