Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

Top aides talked Trump out of firing Mueller

All of the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pushed the rumor despite the fact that their source admits he never spoke with the President and thinks he wouldn't do it.

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. (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".

Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr Trump would take such a drastic step, and officials said Mr Ruddy had not met Mr Trump directly while visiting the White House on Monday.

The Justice Department declined CBS News' request for comment.

Anxiety about the probe - and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved - is percolating in the West Wing of the White House.

The White House forcefully disputed Ruddy's claims, saying he speaks for himself, not the president.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that "while the president has the right to" fire Robert Mueller, "he has no intention to do so". "I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently". The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.

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. The interview was first reported by PBS.

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Several lawmakers came out in support of Mueller.

A top U.S. Justice Department official assured lawmakers Tuesday that without "good cause" he would ignore any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire a special counsel investigating possible illegal collusion between Trump's aides and Russian officials in last year's campaign.

VEGA: That after his close friend Chris Ruddy, a conservative media mogul and ABC News contributor, said the President is indeed contemplating firing the man leading the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

"No, because it's not necessary, the department is a hierarchy and so nothing gets to the attorney general about matters he's recused from unless they come through my office", Rosenstein said. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". "I have confidence in Bob Mueller".

Mueller's hiring was meant to ensure the probe would be conducted without interference.

From a conservative radio talk show: "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it's the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director leaking to the New York Times, deliberately set up this particular situation".

At a press briefing at the Capitol, Speaker Ryan said, "There is no debate that is going on here [about Mueller]. I don't question his integrity at all, but he has to be careful not to create the impression of partiality".

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