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Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.
Sekulow had said he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might remove Mueller but added he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise". A highly regarded Justice Department careerist, he tapped Mueller - infuriating Trump - after the White House tried to pin the Comey firing on him.
Ruddy was at the White House on Monday to meet White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Spicer said.
Ruddy, an early donor to Trump's presidential campaign, was reportedly at the White House on Monday.
Under the present circumstances, however, and not without regret, I believe that the same ethics rules the attorney general cited in his Tuesday testimony counsel against Mueller's continuing to serve in the role assigned to him.
"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".
"If there were good cause, I would consider it".
On May 17, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein named Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation probe and possible connection between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
The president is reportedly angry about stories about close ties between Mueller and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
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Ms sanders also said says the president was pleased with attorney general Jeff Sessions' evidence to Congress on Tuesday. Cox was eventually fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork.
Comey told the committee that during the meeting in which he was allegedly asked to drop the Flynn investigation that Sessions had left the room. If Rosenstein declined, the task would then fall to acting solicitor general Jeffrey Wall.
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.
"And the reason for that is, that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation - and I've been a prosecutor for 27 years - we don't want people talking publicly about the subjects of ongoing investigation", he continued. Let's not forget what this is originally all about. He told a couple of Russian officials in the Oval Office that the investigation was going to ease up because he fired that "nut bag" Comey.
Said Ryan: "I know Bob Mueller". I never said that the President told me.
Trump refused to respond to a reporter asking four times Tuesday whether he will fire Mueller, potentially trying to create some suspense.
"Firing special prosecutors tends not to work as we all learned from Watergate", Starr said in an interview on "GMA", adding that "it would be very wise to allow the special counsel to do his work".
Yet that tweet contradicts what Gingrich tweeted just less than a month ago, saying, "Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel".
"Well, I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt". "I always speak for myself and not the President".
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