Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Deputy AG: No Plans to Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

I do believe he has the legal right to do it. Ruddy later confirmed the comment to CNN. There's no reason to fire Mueller.

They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe? There, the job would fall first to the person who appointed Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, because Sessions has recused himself from involvement in the probe. Here's ABC's Senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega. Cox was eventually fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork.

"As such", he said, "I have no knowledge about this investigation, as it is ongoing today, beyond what has been publicly reported". Also, Ruddy said, Mueller was considered for Federal Bureau of Investigation director before he was appointed special counsel. "I think it'd be a disaster".

VEGA: But the White House is pushing back, saying Ruddy does not speak for the President.

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Hardik Pandya (76) was the lone Indian batsman who put up some resistance before India folded for 158 in 30.3 overs. Pakistan , on the other hand, have turned around their campaign after the disastrous start.

Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits.

President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal. It was prompted by this comment from Trump confidant and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy yesterday on PBS.

"I personally think it would be a very significant mistake", Ruddy continued, "even though I don't think there's a justification ... for a special counsel in this case". "Could we have as many pro-Trump lawyers as we have anti-Trump lawyers?"

Some rank-and-file Republicans on Tuesday voiced concerns that ousting Mueller a month after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey would appear as obstruction of justice.

One Trump Tweet Can Shake Up the Justice Department
As Mueller assembles his investigative team, statements by Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy this week set off new questions. Like Rosenstein, Brand wouldn't fire Mueller without cause, because the Department of Justice regulations say so.

Mueller, who directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was named to the post last month by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview on May 11 days after Comey was sacked that he fired him because "this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story". Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause. Will they stay or not?

As Mueller builds his legal team, Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe. We get the latest from NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker.

Sources have told CNN that multiple advisers have counseled Trump against firing Mueller.

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A statement on EasyJet's website said that passengers would be provided with hotel rooms and transport to and from the airport. They are being questioned "on the suspicion of the preparation of a serious state-threatening violence", said a statement .

"For Mr. Trump, the line between whim and will is always thin".

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