White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Newt Gingrich, Conservative Pundits Turn On Special Counsel Mueller

Newt Gingrich, Conservative Pundits Turn On Special Counsel Mueller

White House sources have told ABC News that the president is not seeking to fire Mueller, but a close confidante of Trump's said Mueller's ousting is under c. If he pulls the trigger on Mueller, Frum said, Trump should expect the same response Congress offered when Nixon ordered first Attorney General Elliot Richardson, then Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus and finally Solicitor General Robert Bork to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause.

Asked if he had confidence in Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation, Mr Sessions replied: "I have confidence in Mr Mueller but I am not going to discuss any hypotheticals", noting that he was not involved in the Russian Federation investigation. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said. And I believe there are enough Republicans in Congress who would be so appalled by such an action that they would actually give impeachment serious consideration.

Rosenstein said "no, I have not", when asked by Sen. Comey said that President Trump was fine with letting the chips fall where they may as to these "satellite associates".

But after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey last week, Gingrich said he'd changed his mind.

Ken Starr warns Trump against firing Mueller
Ruddy told ABC News that he stands by his comments that the president is considering asking Rosenstein to terminate Mueller. The Newsmax head also slammed the White House communications team's response to his statement, calling it "amateur hour".

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) asked Rosenstein, "did anyone ask you to write the memo?" "I do believe he has a legal right to do it and I do think it was considered as an option, as the president's own attorney said". He later noted that it was up to Mueller to determine whether the issue might be part of his investigation, and he thought Mueller "ought to review that".

Firing Mueller after a month in the post would be an explosive political step and inevitably raise concerns that the president was trying to obstruct an investigation affecting the White House. Conservative writers, radio hosts and cable personalities - emboldened by the president himself, who has called it a witch hunt - have repeatedly sought to discredit the inquiry, its investigators, the mainstream news accounts of it, and the lawmakers on Capitol Hill who are demanding more answers. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.

Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and the House one at 2 p.m. ET.

Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion.

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap
The executive order would leave it to industry to design apprenticeships under broad standards to be set by the Labor Department. Trump. "Apprenticeships place students into great jobs without the crippling debt of traditional four year degrees", Trump said.

The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue.

Mueller and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey worked closely for years in the George W. Bush administration, when Mueller was Federal Bureau of Investigation director and Comey was deputy attorney general. Trump's team seems to have different ideas, implying that, in its leader's eyes, Ruddy has committed the most sacrilegious of sins: attempting to hoist himself into the media spotlight by invoking the president's name.

Mr Sessions was revealed to have met the Russian ambassador twice a year ago, meetings that he did not indicate during the Senate confirmation hearing approving his appointment.

Women Found Dead In Ohio Home
They found stab wounds in one of the victims but were not able to determine a likely cause of death for the other two women. Police report that this man has been inside the home for a few hours and that he knew the people who lived there.

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